Eight volunteers swore Tuesday to support South Jersey children in the foster care system by becoming official members of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of Atlantic, Cape May and Camden Counties.

The volunteers join a national network of about 1,000 programs that recruit, train and support more than 76,000 citizen-volunteers pressing for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtrooms of their communities, CASA said in a news release.

The new CASAs are Deborah Wilson, of Northfield; David Goetz, of Northfield; LoriAnn Romanowski, of Ventnor; Sharon Wright, of Cape May; Claudean Burke, of Northfield; Lesley Graham, of Ocean City; Jane Murtha, of Mays Landing; and Risa DeQuattro, of North Wildwood. Read More from Press of Atlantic City.