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, one in the spring (March) and one in the fall (September). Applications to be an Advocate can be submitted anytime, but will be processed as set forth below.

Spring Training Session:

Applications for the Spring session will be processed and interviews scheduled beginning November 15; applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the training program by January 31. Applications received after January 31 may be considered at the discretion of CASA of DuPage County, Inc.

Fall Training Session:

Applications and forms for the Fall session will be processed and interviews scheduled beginning May 15; applicants will be notified of their acceptance into the training program by July 31. Applications received after July 31 may be considered at the discretion of CASA of DuPage County, Inc.

If you are interested in being considered for the advocate program, please complete the online application, and submit the two background forms to the CASA office (see below). Questions about becoming an advocate can be directed to Kathie Paravola, Program Administrator, at 630-221-0889 x306.

Application Forms

All forms are in PDF format. If you do not have the Adobe PDF Reader click here.

Online Advocate Application
CASA-DuPage-Background-Check
CASA-DuPage-DCFS-Background-Authorization

To send via postal mail:

CASA of DuPage County, Inc.
Attn: Program Administrator
505 N. County Farm Road
3rd Floor, Suite C
Wheaton, IL 60187

By fax: 630-221-0904

By email: training@dupagecasa.org