What is a CASA Advocate?
Becoming an Advocate
Other Ways to Help



“As a foster child you don't know the face of consistency - because everything is always changing. My CASA Volunteer was the only thing that didn't change...She was the only consistent face I saw and she remains in my life to this day.”

Former foster youth

Becoming an Advocate

How can I become a CASA?

In order to become a CASA advocate, you must complete 30 hours of classroom training and 3 hours of court observation. Two training sessions are held annually, a spring session in March and a fall session in September.  Applications to be an Advocate will be accepted and considered as set forth below.   Modifications to the application process may be made at the discretion of CASA of DuPage County, Inc.

Spring Training Session:

Applications for the Spring/March session will be accepted from September 15 to November 15.  Submitted applications will be reviewed and considered beginning November 15 and applicants will be notified if accepted into the training program by January 31.

Fall Training Session:

Applications for the Fall/September session will be accepted from March 15 to May 15.  Submitted applications will be reviewed and considered beginning May 15 and applicants will be notified if accepted into the training program by July 31.


CASA is not accepting Advocate applications at this time.

Thank you for your interest our Advocate Training Program.  We are in the process of updating our training sessions to better fit our needs. Please consider joining the email list to keep apprised of what happening at CASA of DuPage County!