More than 4,000 South Dakotan children from all socio-economic and race groups experience sexual abuse every year.

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment focuses on delivering education, outreach and research geared toward eliminating child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Dakota. Whether we’re training mandatory reporters, helping victims and their families navigate the criminal justice system or providing data analysis assistance to state agencies, we’re committed to stopping the cycle of child abuse.

Call for presenters

October 1st & 2nd, 2020

Community Response to Child Abuse

20th Annual Conference

Upcoming Events

20th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference

The Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference is designed to provide professional training and educational opportunities for South Dakota medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officers, social workers, mental health providers, youth services providers, and community advocates. The goal is to provide local training for regional professionals who are interested in innovative solutions and best…

Programs & Development

Report child abuse or neglect.

Call 1.877.244.0864

DSS Intake Specialists will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

If reporting before 8 a.m., after 5 p.m., on the weekends or during a holiday, please contact local law enforcement.
Always call 911 if a child is in immediate danger!