Volunteer Training

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Become the voice of a child in need with our comprehensive training program. Investing in 33 hours of training will give you the tools to advocate for an abused/neglected child while he or she navigates the foster care system.

After completing the training, you will know how to help our children and families overcome the circumstances that brought them into care such as substance abuse, domestic violence, mental health and more.

Scroll through the below calendar to find the training sessions that fit your schedule (all six classes within a session are mandatory) and apply today.


July 2024 Training Schedule:

July 11th – July 23rd 

Virtual Training on Weeknights / In-Person Training on Saturdays

Thursday, July 11th
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 13th
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday, July 15th
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, July 17th
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, July 20th
9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23rd
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Topics Covered:

Ages and Stages

Court Report Writing

Cultural Competency and Diversity

Cycle of Abuse

Educational Advocacy


Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Court Hearings

Laws Pertaining to CASA

Mental Health

Optima Training

Substance Abuse

Trauma and its Effects

What a CASA Can and Cannot Do

Upcoming 2024 Training Dates

September 2024

9/12, 9/14, 9/16, 9/18, 9/21, 9/24

October/November 2024

10/30, 11/2, 11/4, 11/6, 11/9, 11/12

CASA of River Valley
3200 McDonough Street
Joliet, IL 60431


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