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?

Thank you for your interest in the Advocate Training Program.  In order to become a CASA advocate, you must complete approximately 30 hours of training and court observation. Training sessions are held at the discretion of CASA based upon current volunteer needs.

Applications

Applications for volunteer Advocates are now being accepted.  The application period will close at 5:00 p.m., April 16, 2021.

Advocate Pre-Service Training Dates and Requirements

  • Attendance at 4 in-person training sessions
  • Completion of approximately 10 hours of online courses/homework and 4 hours of court observation.
  • Completion of DCFS Background Check
  • Payment of $50.00 training fee.

 

In-person training session dates:

Friday June 4, 2021:                       1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday June 11, 2021:                     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday June 18, 2021:                     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Friday June 25, 2021:                     1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Training Sessions will be held in person at the DuPage County Family Center, located off N. County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL.  Participants will be required to comply with any applicable COVID guidelines per local, state and/or federal requirements.

Please note that you must be able to attend all the scheduled training dates and complete online courses/homework as assigned, as well as complete and pass a DCFS background check.  If you are interested in being considered, please complete the online application here.