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On October 27th, 14 members of our fall training class was sworn in by Judge Mecca in a ceremony at the Bergen County Courthouse. Having completed over 30 hours of pre-service training, these volunteers are ready to be assigned to children in need of a CASA.

WELCOME TO THE CASA FAMILY!

Pictured left to right: Cathy Cardew, Kathy Reilly, Ellen Ratty, Etti Hochberg, Ashley Jironza, Natilia Oliver, Sharon Stampler, Orlanda Fonte, Melissa Petracca, Mike Costello, Linda MacNeil, Brenda Rothman, and Emily Kraus. (Pamela Delanuez not pictured)


 


 

groupOn August 10th, four members of our summer training class was sworn in by the new Presiding Family Court Judge, Peter Melchionne, in a ceremony at the Bergen County Courthouse. Having completed over 30 hours of pre-service training, these volunteers are ready to be assigned to children in need of a CASA.

 
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Barry Satine, Stephanie Eby, Gayle Musnikow, & Naomi Theisz (pictured left to right

 

 


 

 

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Through the collaborative efforts of CASA, the Family Court and the Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P) here in Bergen County, foster youth ages 14-21 attended the “Embracing Independence” conference in Mahwah on July 10th. This annual event gives these young men and women an opportunity to learn about their rights and the services available to them as they transition to adulthood. The day included several educational and interactive presentations, a vendor fair and lots of raffle prizes and giveaways. A special thank you to ShopRite who provided lunch to all of the attendees!


 

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On June 3rd, six members of our spring training class was sworn in by the new Presiding Family Court Judge, Peter Melchionne, in a ceremony at the Bergen County Courthouse. Having completed over 30 hours of pre-service training, these volunteers are ready to be assigned to children in need of a CASA.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Donna Lally, Barbara Weissman, Carol Brown, Vannette John, Desiree Paton, and Karen Pena (pictured left to right).