BERGEN COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE INC

Change A Child's Story

aka Bergen CASA   |   Hackensack, NJ   |  www.bergencasa.org

Mission

Bergen County Court Appointed Special Advocates (BCCASA) is an independent, nonprofit organization of professionals and trained volunteers who have been appointed by the NJ Family Court to advocate for children removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.  BCCASA works to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to these children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes.

Ruling year info

2003

Principal Officer

Lucy Rosen

Main address

1 Bergen County Plaza Suite 334

Hackensack, NJ 07601 USA

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EIN

90-0060769

NTEE code info

Protection Against and Prevention of Neglect, Abuse, Exploitation (I70)

Child Abuse, Prevention of (I72)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Advocacy Programs

Unique to CASA, each volunteer is assigned to one case at a time; either one child, or one family of children. The CASA volunteer conducts an independent, objective investigation into the circumstances of the case and submits regular written reports with recommendations to the Bergen County Family Court. CASA volunteers serve children between the ages of birth and eighteen, all of whom have been abused and/or neglected and been removed from their homes.

Population(s) Served
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Multiracial people, Foster and adoptive children, Children of LGBTQ parents, Foster and adoptive parents

Related Program

Advocacy Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Foster and adoptive children, Adolescent parents, Foster and adoptive parents, Out-of-home youth

Related Program

Advocacy Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Foster and adoptive children, Adolescent parents, Foster and adoptive parents, Out-of-home youth

Related Program

Advocacy Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Foster and adoptive children, Foster and adoptive parents, Out-of-home youth, Multiracial people

Related Program

Advocacy Programs

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Financials

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BERGEN COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE INC

Board of directors
as of 5/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Zonie LeSane

Bergen County Parks & Recreation

Zonie LeSane

Bergen County Parks & Recreation

Kevin Whelan

Regional Grassroots Marketing Manager

Jackie Madden

Brokerage Services Garibaldi

Michael Zola

Bedford Tax Services

Lani Bass

Ampology, LLC.

Amy Bogatch

N/A

Laura Freeman

Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

Anna Gassib

Indian Hills Farm, LLC

Burel Gomillion

Wells Fargo Advisors

Lillie Kim

NY & NJ Realty 7 LLC

Ilene Marcus

N/A

Judith Riccio

Bergen County Division of Human Services

Livleen Singh

The Fidelis Group, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/11/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/11/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.