Give Back in 2024 – Become a CASA Advocate!

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) DeKalb County is hosting its Winter Advocate Training session, starting January 25! Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? Do you have a heart for children in foster care? If so, this role may be for you! CASA Advocates are trained community members who are appointed to one family at a time as the child(ren)’s Advocate throughout their court process.

The children CASA serves are involved in the DeKalb County juvenile court through no fault of their own, but due to abuse or neglect by a parent or guardian. They have experienced trauma and need someone to be a stable, consistent adult in their life. CASA volunteers visit the child(ren) on their case regularly and talk to others involved in the child’s life, such as parents, foster parents and social service providers, to gather information about the child and their family. CASA Advocates make recommendations to the court on behalf of the child’s best interests, while giving them hope for a better future.

CASA is looking for volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life; you do not need any specific training or education to apply. If you have about 10 hours a month to give, we encourage you to apply.

Join CASA on January 11 from 5-6 PM for a Volunteer Informational Session (not required). CASA’s Winter Advocate Training will be Thursdays, January 25 – February 29 from 5-8 PM at the CASA office in Sycamore. To learn more or apply to volunteer, visit casadekalb.org/volunteer-info or call 815-895-2052.

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