Court Appointed Special Advocates of New York City / Fund for the City of New York

Posted on August 5, 2022

To help seed the expansion of CASA-NYC’s Staten Island Program by providing support for a full-time, Staten Island-based Advocate Supervisor to specifically work on cases located there, as it is the only NYC Borough without a dedicated CASA-NYC staff member and volunteer team. Families residing in Staten Island’s low-income communities often face higher barriers to safety and stability than those living in other NYC Boroughs because of a lack of social services and difficulty accessing the resources and supports that are more readily available elsewhere within NYC. The Advocate Supervisor will regularly interact with Staten Island judges and other court personnel, including the attorneys who represent children and their parents. During the first year of this expansion project, they anticipate doubling the number of children and youth served in Staten Island from 51 to 102. CASA’s mission is to ensure that children involved in the child welfare system have their needs met and rights protected, and move out of foster care and into permanent, safe and loving homes, as quickly as possible.