First Quarter 2021
Lucy's Letter
I am excited to announce the launch of our new quarterly newsletter designed to inform you—our advocates—about Bergen County CASA news and activities!  

On the training front, we just finished a remote training of our second class of new advocates since the pandemic closed the office. 
Judges Weigh In...
Advocate Mentors
During the last few months, six of our most experienced advocates brainstormed with office staff to develop a new, supportive program called Advocate Mentoring (AM). This was in response to the stress of the pandemic and impact of working remotely coupled with our recent staff transitions
"Breaking the Pandemic"
An article by Board Member Amy Bogatch:

How do you break a pandemic? By finding a purpose—something that makes things better in spite of this dastardly disease. I found that in CASA. Honestly, I was ready to give up.
In the News
CASA was featured in The New York Times "Holiday Gift Guide"! Since 2009, Nicholas Kristoff has made recommendations to help raise the profiles of organizations that work on issues that change their communities. Kristof’s annual “Holiday Gift Guide” has become well known for bridging a philanthropic gap between readers who wanted to help but did not know how, and heroic individuals and organizations who desperately needed resources but did not have the national level of awareness. 
Happy CASAversary!
We are so grateful that our Advocates often take additional cases. Because of this, our retention rates are some of the highest in New Jersey. We want to thank you and celebrate your incredible commitment and brilliant work on behalf of Bergen County’s abused and neglected children. 
Book Club
Live Like a Monk by Jay Shetty:

Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose, distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life.

The Book Club will meet on Friday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM over the following Zoom link:

Essential Reading
New Fundraising Event
We are pleased to announce a new fundraising opportunity: The Bergen County CASA Golf Classic, "Fore" the Kids" on Monday, July 12th, 2021.

To be held at Edgewood Country Club, Rivervale.
Love being a CASA? Tell a Friend!
If you know someone who is interested in the meaningful work of CASA of Bergen County, please let them know that we have periodic CASA Volunteer informational sessions.

A Zoom link will be provided upon registration at