Court Appointed Special Advocates of NYC (CASA-NYC)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of NYC (CASA-NYC) recruits New Yorkers from all walks of life to serve as volunteer Advocates for children and youth in foster care. Family Court Judges request these highly-trained volunteers’ assistance when concerned that a child is at risk of falling through the cracks of the child welfare system. With Meringoff support, CASA will hire its first-ever Educational Advocate to help volunteers better navigate the complexities of the NYC Department of Education on behalf of the foster care youth they assist.
“I know that without Susan, I wouldn’t be where I am, or who I am today. I am forever grateful and appreciative to have met someone like her. If the majority of CASA volunteers are like this woman that I was fortunate enough to have, then everyone in foster care deserves a CASA volunteer.”