The Sioux Falls Area CASA Program is a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1994, when Circuit Judge Gene Paul Kean asked the local Junior League organization to begin a program.
The first volunteer advocates were trained and sworn in by the court in the Spring of 1995. Since then, thousands of local abused and neglected children have received the services of these special advocates.
During any given year, over 400 children are assigned to the CASA program as a result of being involved in the court system due to being abused or neglected in Minnehaha and Lincoln counties of South Dakota. Sadly, this number continues to increase.
Our CASA program has a goal of serving 100% of the children involved in court proceedings in our circuit. Although, we have close to 100 volunteers committed to help us reach this goal, we are currently serving 50% of the children who need us. There are children waiting for a CASA. Will you consider becoming a voice for a child who needs you?
The Sioux Falls CASA Program currently has active volunteers and staff persons dedicated to making a powerful impact in the lives of abused and neglected children.