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In Illinois, thousands of abused and neglected children do not have a CASA volunteer by their side.  Will you stand up for a child?


Together we can create a safe, positive future for Illinois’ kids


Our 31 local CASA programs throughout Illinois work together to advocate for abused and neglected children in 46 counties.

Who We Are

Illinois CASA champions children by supporting, uniting, and growing local programs to provide a court appointed volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children throughout the State.


When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to advocate for the best interest of the child in court and other settings. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. 


A donation to Illinois CASA is an investment in Illinois’ future. With your gift to Illinois CASA, you can help the CASA program(s) both in your community AND around the state to provide the very best volunteer advocacy for children removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect.

CASA Academy

Illinois CASA wants to ensure that our CASA community has access to the training resources you need whenever and wherever you need them. We offer online and in-person training opportunities to help give you with the most up-to-date tools and resources in the ways that work best for you. Read about and register for our our training offerings below.

Upcoming Events


Illinois CASA Calendar


Join Our Mailing List

Stay in touch with the Illinois CASA community.  Join our mailing list today to receive updates on events and more. 

Donate to Illinois CASA

Your donation to Illinois CASA helps us provide training and technical support to over 31 local programs throughout the state.


Call the 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873) if you suspect that a child has been harmed or is at risk of being harmed by abuse or neglect. If you believe a child is in immediate danger of harm, call 911 first.