Our Mission StatementCASA
of Middlesex County is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving
abused and neglected children who are living in out-of-home placements.
CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advise the courts and advocate
for the children’s best interests.
The CASA mission was first established in 1977 in Seattle, Washington, by a family court judge. Shortly after this, CASA programs began to emerge throughout the United States, and, in 1990, CASA became recognized as a national program with the passing of the Victims of Child Abuse Act. Then, in 1998, Court Rule 5:8C was adopted in New Jersey that sanctioned the appointment of a CASA volunteer to any case where the welfare of a child was an issue. With the support of CASA programs, leaders of the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), the court system, and community members, CASA of New Jersey was established to oversee a network of CASA programs in New Jersey in 2000. And then, finally, in 2006, CASA of Middlesex County was established to serve the children of Middlesex County.
CASA of Middlesex County serves the following cities and towns: Carteret, Cranbury, Dunellen, East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Jamesburg, Metuchen, Middlesex, Milltown, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Old Bridge, Perth Amboy, Piscataway , Plainsboro , Sayreville , South Amboy, South Brunswick , South Plainfield , South River, Spotswood, and Woodbridge.