CASA of McHenry County holds informational sessions that allow you to learn more about the Advocate role, exploring the qualifications required and the commitments needed to become an Advocate. Join us at one of our upcoming sessions listed below:

Saturday, January 22, 10:00-11:00am

Location: CASA of McHenry County office, 630 N IL Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 

Tuesday, February 15, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Email to register and receive Zoom link

Wednesday, February 23, 7:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Cary Library, 1606 Three Oaks Rd, Cary, IL 

Registration required at Cary Area Library 

Tuesday, March 8, 12:30-1:30pm

Location: Woodstock Library, 414 West Judd Street, Woodstock, IL 

Informational sessions at the CASA office are drop-in. RSVP's to Sharie Dodge at are appreciated, but not required.  


CASA of McHenry County holds multiple training sessions each year. Trainings are generally held on weekday evenings, once a week for 2.5 hours each evening, followed by 3-4 hours of pre-work at home. All sessions are required to complete training.

Next Advocate Training Session: Spring 2022

Intro Session – Wednesday, April 6, 5:45 - 7:00pm

Session 1 – Wednesday, April 13, 5:45 – 8:30pm

Session 2 – Wednesday, April  20, 5:45 – 8:30pm

Session 3 – Wednesday, April 27, 5:45 – 8:30pm

Session 4 – Wednesday, May 4, 5:45 – 8:30pm

Session 5 – Wednesday, May 11, 5:45 – 8:30pm

Session 6 – Wednesday, May 18, 5:45 – 8:30pm

End of Training Interviews: week of May 23 - 27

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IMPORTANT: If you are interested in joining the next training class, first you must COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.  Once we have reviewed your application we will contact you to schedule an initial interview, and then you can proceed to attending the training sessions.

For the upcoming Spring Session, please submit application by Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

For more information, contact Sharie Dodge, Advocate Engagement Manager.