A CHILD'S STORY STARTS WITH YOU
CASA Advocates are volunteers who go through an extensive training process before being sworn in by the presiding judge and matched with appropriate cases.
Children assigned a CASA Advocate:
The impact of a CASA Advocate
There are several requirements that must be met to be considered as a volunteer. After applying and passing a background check, the potential volunteer must be able to fully complete an on-site 30-hour volunteer training program. We ask that volunteers be 21 years of age or older. We also stress that volunteers be able to relate in a positive, objective manner to children, families, and other professionals.
You will be responsible:
If you meet the requirements for a CASA Advocate, here are two methods for commencing the volunteer application process:
Complete the volunteer application below or contact James McIntyre at 312-485-6082 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet a CASA Advocate: Ben Morton
As a 24-year-old recent college graduate experiencing a global pandemic, Ben Morton was looking to give back. With extensive background experience in volunteerism, Ben was looking to continue enriching his experience through our Advocate program.
What do CASA volunteers do?
Our goal at CASA of Cook County is to improve these children’s conditions by advocating for their needs in court. Through our CASA Advocate volunteer program, we aim to provide the stability and safety that children in the foster care system deserve.