Volunteer with CASA as an Advocate for Children

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) DeKalb County is hosting its Spring Advocate Training session starting May 8. If you have 10 hours a month to give and a heart for children, we encourage you to apply to become a CASA Advocate! 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.

To learn more, join us via Zoom on April 10 from 5-6 PM for a Volunteer Informational Session (not required). Register at casadekalb.org/volunteer-info/. CASA’s Spring Advocate Training will be Wednesdays, May 8 – June 12 from 5-8 PM at the CASA office in Sycamore. For more information and to apply to volunteer, visit casadekalb.org/volunteer-info or call 815-895-2052.

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