Passaic County CASA

Passaic County CASA Logo

Basic Information

Address: 415 Hamburg Turnpike Wayne NJ 07470
Phone Number: 973-832-4002
Fax Number: 973-706-8892
Director: Erica Fischer-Kaslander

Action Shots

Passaic County CASA
Passaic County CASA
Passaic County CASA

* Click each thumbnail for a larger version.

Additional Information

Causes Served: Children in Foster Care Advocacy
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Children in Foster Care
Ages for Volunteer: 21 and older
Hours of Service: varied
Minimum Hours Required: 10 per month
Days of Service: varied
Mission Statement:

Passaic County CASA is part of a national network of community-based, non-profit organizations that recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers to "Speak Up for a Child" removed from home due to abuse or neglect. CASA is the only program in New Jersey that works one-on-one with an abused or neglected child, advocating for his or her best interests and working towards achieving permanency in a safe, nurturing home as soon as possible. Our vision is to have a safe and loving home for every child.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

A CASA volunteer is a court appointed, trained and committed adult who ensures that each child's individual needs remain a priority in an over burdened child welfare system. They get to know the child while gathering information from the child's family, caretakers, teachers, doctors, caseworkers, and anyone involved in the child's life in order to make informed recommendations and help the judge decide what is best for the child's future.

Program History:

Passaic County CASA incorporated in January 2007, began operations in July, 2007. The first class of volunteers were trained in the Fall of 2007 and assigned their first cases in January, 2008.


Passaic County CASA is actively seeking volunteers. We are currently recruiting new volunteers to be trained during one of the training courses offered three times per year. Passaic County CASA holds several fundraisers throughout the year to help fund our volunteer recruitment/training program. Dates and more details can be located on our website,