CASA volunteer Barbara Borak recognized

CASA volunteer Barbara Borak was in the news this morning! CASA nominated Barbara as the Volunteer Advocate of the quarter. Read the full story below or on the Shore News Today website.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Atlantic and Cape May counties recently named Barbara Borak of Ocean City as CASA volunteer advocate of the quarter.

Boark, who completed her training in October 2008, was recognized for her outstanding service to two siblings with special educational and behavioral needs.

“Barbara was instrumental in advocating for special counseling services for these children and was a vital communicator between the therapeutic foster mother and the Division of Youth and Family Services,” says Executive Director Angie Waters. “Because of Barbara’s efforts, these two siblings are now awaiting an adoption date. We’re very grateful to Barbara and thank her for all of her efforts on behalf of the children of Atlantic and Cape May counties and the entire CASA community.”

Trained CASA volunteer advocates speak in family court on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system and are dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible. In Atlantic and Cape May counties, over 700 children are placed in foster care annually. Last year, CASA served nearly 300 abused and neglected children with 175 advocates and helped place 94 children in permanent homes.

Volunteering for CASA is a rewarding experience says advocate Judy of Mays Landing. “The CASA program addresses one of the most compelling problems of our society, narrows it to one small child and allows me to enter that life and make a difference.” CASA is a United Way Partner Agency.

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