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The Southeast CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) Program, a nonprofit organization based in Yankton, SD, and serving Yankton, Clay, Bon Homme, Union, and Turner counties, provides CASA advocacy for abused and neglected children in southeastern South Dakota.

Southeast CASA is the ONLY program that provides advocacy for abused and neglected children in these counties.


We Are Looking for New Board Members!

Serve on our Board of Directors and help local children! Southeast CASA Board members ensure that CASA advocacy is possible for children in Yankton, Bon Homme, Clay, Union, and Turner counties who have experienced abuse or neglect. 

Please consider applying to join the Southeast CASA Board of Directors. Your leadership and talents will benefit local kids in need of a safe, permanent home.

Call our director at 605-760-4825 to find out more about board service at Southeast CASA.

Reverse Your Luck Fundraiser

Reverse Your Luck With CASA

The 8th Annual “Reverse Your Luck” fundraiser for Southeast CASA will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Minervas in Yankton.

Enjoy the entertainment of The Fun Pianos Show, as well as gift basket raffles, silent auction items, a $1,000 jackpot drawing, the "Spirit ‘O Green" and the "Friend of CASA" awards, delicious food, and of course, the Fun Pianos Show!

Tickets are $50 each and are available in the Events section of this website, at the Southeast CASA office, 413 W. 15th Street in Yankton, or online at Members of our Board of Directors are also selling tickets. Call 605-760-4825 for more information.

Southeast CASA will be giving the “Friend of CASA” award to one deserving person or group in honor of the support they have shown to CASA over the years. Be sure to be there to see who is recognized for their outstanding service to Southeast CASA.

Proceeds will provide Court-Appointed Special Advocates for local children who have experienced abuse or severs neglect.

Become a CASA Volunteer

Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Our CASA program belongs to a network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs in the U.S. that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

Southeast CASA serves children in Yankton, Bon Homme, Clay, Turner, and Union counties in South Dakota. 

No other program provides free child advocacy services for abused and neglected children while they are in the foster care and court systems.

The need continues. Please consider becoming a CASA volunteer. 

For more information, click on the red VOLUNTEER TODAY button at the top of this page, contact, or call Crystal at 605-760-1766.

CASA Diaper Depot

In our ongoing efforts to help children in the Yankton area, the Southeast CASA Program has begun the CASA Diaper Depot. It is a resource for qualifying families, so that everyone has access to a healthy change.

Go to the CASA Diaper Depot page for more information! CASA Diaper Depot Page

The Story of a CASA Child

One story exemplifies the impact that a CASA volunteer had on the decision made for a child. It is about a boy we'll call Gabe. 

Gabe had three older half-siblings who had been removed from the home as children and raised by relatives, not their mother. Then along came Gabe, who struggled every day to get what he needed. You see, Gabe’s mother has a severe alcohol and drug addiction problem and often relapsed after months of sobriety. Gabe had been in foster care a couple of times when he was younger, but he was returned to his mother’s home after several months. But things never seemed to stay at a good level for very long.

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  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major Sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Yankton Medical Clinic
    Yankton Medical Clinic
  • First National Bank
    First National Bank

    Major sponsor of Southeast CASA

  • Sanford Vermillion
    Sanford Vermillion

    Sponsor of CASA training

  • Wintz & Ray Funeral Home
    Wintz & Ray Funeral Home

    Annual sponsor

  • Vishay

    Annual sponsor

  • Kolberg Pioneer
    Kolberg Pioneer

    Annual sponsor

  • United Way Yankton
    United Way Yankton

    Yankton County agency

  • United Way Vermillion
    United Way Vermillion

    Clay County agency