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NEXT STEPS

STEP 1: (optional) ATTEND A VIRTUAL INFORMATIONAL SESSION

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:

Upcoming Information Sessions:

Tuesday, June 18, 6:30 - 7:15pm

Zoom (Register Here)

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 - 8:15pm

Zoom (Register Here)

Monday, August 12, 7:00 - 7:45pm

Zoom (Register Here)

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"It is SO important that these children have their voices heard in the court system. You can definitely make a life-changing difference for a child. I have seen that over the past 14 years."

- Evey, Volunteer Advocate, served on 8 cases with 11 children

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STEP 2:  FILL OUT AN APPLICATION

If you are interested in becoming an advocate and joining the next training class, complete your application. Once we have reviewed it, we will contact you to schedule an initial interview.

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STEP 3:  ATTEND ADVOCATE TRAINING 

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 and be sworn in by the judge as a CASA. 


 

Fall '24 Training

Introduction: Wednesday, Aug 28 - 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Session 1:    Wednesday, Sept 4 - 5:45pm - 8:30pm

Session 2:    Wednesday, Sept 11 - 5:45pm - 8:30pm

Session 3:    Wednesday, Sept 18 - 5:45pm - 8:30pm

Session 4:    Wednesday, Sept 25 - 5:45pm - 8:30pm

Session 5:    Wednesday, Oct 2 - 5:45pm - 8:30pm

Session 6:    Wednesday, Oct 9 - 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Swear-In:     Friday, Oct 18 - 8:00am - 8:45am

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"I’m excited because
I think it’s an opportunity to really help a child in need,
a situation to be effective. I feel I have the training behind me and the confidence to do this!"

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- Felicia, before taking her first case as a
Volunteer Advocate

Questions? Contact Sharie Dodge, Advocate Engagement Manager

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Upcoming Advocate Training Sessions

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