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Post 2021 Conference Information

  • With heartfelt gratitude Illinois CASA congratulates each award winner for the work they do on behalf of the children in Illinois who need a CASA volunteer. Meet the 2021 Illinois CASA Award Winners.

Closing the Gap: Equity in Advocacy

Thank you to all who attended the 2021 Illinois CASA Virtual Conference this year.  The Whova online platform will be available until June 5, 2021 for available  session documents and conference connections. 

Download Whova Mobile Apps or Access it Web Platform on Desktop. If you need more guidance on how to use Whova please visit  Whova User Guides  Additional assistance may be found by contacting Illinois CASA staff at:

There is much to celebrate after an incredibly challenging year for the Illinois CASA network. Despite the pandemic, more than 2,800 volunteer citizens gave 175,000 hours of their time to advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect. CASA was assigned by judges to 8,800 children in the past year - an increase of more than 30% in one year.

We hope you were able to take part in some or all of the event, and we welcome you to share in our vision, an Illinois in which all children thrive in a safe, permanent and loving home.

  • National CASA
    National CASA
  • Illinois DCFS
    Illinois DCFS
  • The Office of Illinois Courts
    The Office of Illinois Courts
  • Illinois Attorney General
    Illinois Attorney General