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.

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October 3rd & 4th, 2019

Community Response to Child Abuse

19th Annual Conference

Accepting nominations for the “Outstanding Service Award”.

The Unified Judicial System and Child’s Voice are currently accepting nominations for the 2019 “Outstanding Service Award” to be presented at this year’s Community Response to Child Abuse Conference on October 3-4, 2019.  This award will be presented to an individual who has made a great impact in the prevention of or response to child abuse.

Upcoming Events

FREE: Enough Abuse Training

Child sexual abuse is a preventable public health concern. In this FREE training session you will better understand the signs of child sexual abuse, recognize the conditions that might allow this abuse to occur, and learn about proven strategies that you can use to help prevent it in our community!

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!