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Frequent Questions

Who We Are

These are the questions most commonly asked by our constituents! 

  1. Southeast CASA raises awareness about child abuse and neglect, and helps those children affected by parental maltreatment through our program of CASA advocacy.
    We train adults who wish to be CASA volunteer advocates.
    We coach the CASA volunteers through their court-appointed cases as they advocate for the best interests of the abused and neglected children in a family.

    We’re always on the lookout for individuals like you who want to make a difference in the lives of children!
    If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please contact our CASA Case Manager at 605-760-1766.

    If you have a passion for our program and want to be a part of the Southeast CASA Board of Directors, we'd love to talk with you!
    Please contact the Southeast CASA office or one of our current board members to find out more about board service.

    You can make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children by learning about CASA advocacy and talking with others about it! Attend our public events! Look through this website! Invite our director to give a presentation at your club or service group!

    You can be a hero to an abused or neglected child by funding the CASA services that he or she needs. It costs $950 to provide a child with a CASA volunteer advocate. It costs $500 to train each new CASA volunteer. Other things that need to be funded are mileage, office supplies, office rent, and staff salaries, to name a few. Not as exciting, but the advocacy and training cannot happen without the basic needs of the program being paid for, too.
    Any help that you can provide will make the life of a child much, much better.

  3. 100% of your donation stays right here in the Southeast CASA Program to provide an abused or neglected child with a CASA advocate. You are paying for the advocacy that an abused or neglected child needs while he or she is in the foster care and court systems.
    You can direct your financial support to provide CASA services in Yankton County, Clay County, Bon Homme County, Turner County, or to Union County.
    We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. We have an annual financial review completed by a local CPA.
    Southeast CASA is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations to Southeast CASA are tax-deductible.

  4. What is your organization's privacy policy?
    What is your organization's privacy policy?

    Southeast CASA maintains the confidentiality of our clients. Case stories that we share have some of the details changed so as to protect the identity of these children and their families. No photos of actual CASA children are used on our website or in our marketing materials.
    Our organization takes your privacy seriously and takes steps to protect and ensure the safety of our supporters. We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our volunteers or supporters outside of our immediate organization. This policy has no exceptions. We do not sell or exchange your information with any other organizations, public, private or nonprofit.

  • Yankton Medical Clinic
    Yankton Medical Clinic
  • First Dakota National Bank
    First Dakota National Bank
  • Sanford Vermillion
    Sanford Vermillion

    Sponsor of CASA training

  • United Way Yankton
    United Way Yankton

    Yankton County agency

  • United Way Vermillion
    United Way Vermillion

    Clay County agency

  • Vishay

    Annual sponsor

  • Kolberg Pioneer
    Kolberg Pioneer

    Annual sponsor