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Burlington County. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties

Learn how to become an Advocate for abused and neglected children in Burlington County. Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties is currently recruiting volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. CASA and its volunteers speak for children in court, serve as fact finders for the family court judges and safeguard the interests of the children while they are in the foster care system.

New Jersey Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteer Advocate Program

The NJ Long-Term Care Ombudsman (NJLTCO) has identified an urgent need for volunteer nursing home advocates in Burlington County. The NJLTCO provides advocacy to people living in long-term care facilities and investigates allegations of abuse and neglect in those facilities.  Volunteers undergo 32 hours of training in communication, observation, and troubleshooting skills and are required to shadow an experienced volunteer before being assigned to a facility.

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