CASA of Union County during FYE 2015 received a $2,200 grant from the women’s Junior Leauge of Summit (JLS).  The Junior League of Summit (JLS) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information about JLS visit www.jlsummit.org.

The grant will be used to further expand CASA’s volunteer-based advocacy services for the abused and neglected foster children from Union County. This grant enables CASA of Union County to continue recruiting and training volunteers to become advocates on behalf of the 542 foster children in Union County currently in out-of-home placement. A CASA advocate assures their voice is heard in court.

CASA of Union County was started on March 30, 2005.  “To date CASA of Union County has served 396 children and currently has more than 100 trained volunteers. “We are looking ahead to serve more foster children and to one day realize our vision--that every child who needs a CASA has a CASA,” said Dominic Prophete, CASA of Union County’s Executive Director.

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For more information on CASA or  becoming a CASA advocate, please call (908) 527-7040, or visit www.casaofunioncounty.org