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.

If you are interested in being considered for the advocate program, please complete the online application during the open period 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

CASA is not accepting Advocate applications at this time. If you would like to be notified when the application process opens for the next session please click here and complete the form. You will receive a follow up email once the form is completed and further information regarding the application process as it becomes available.

March 2018 Training Dates

Attendance is required at all following dates:
March 1: 9:00 am to 11:15 am
March 5, 15, and 19: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
March 13: 8:30 am to 1:30 pm (court observation)

Training will be held at the CASA office, located in the DuPage County Courthouse,
505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton