April 4, 2022

Muenster University Center Ballroom, Vermillion, SD

11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This program is offered for FREE thanks to the generous support of the Unified Judicial System’s Court Improvement program.

Child welfare and legal professionals will detail their multidisciplinary roles in the legal proceedings of child welfare cases in South Dakota.

Students and professionals in law, criminal justice, and child protection will interact and learn from leaders in the field!

The event will be held in the ballroom of the Muenster University Center at the USD campus in Vermillion, SD. The workshop begins with registration and lunch at 11:30am Central Time with best practice presentations for child abuse and neglect cases to follow.

South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Steven R. Jensen and South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Scott P. Myren will provide introductions and opening remarks. Additional speakers will cover best practices in multidisciplinary roles involved in child abuse and neglect cases in South Dakota. The event is scheduled to end at 5pm Central Time.

Schedule of Events

Location: Muenster University Center Ballroom

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Registration

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. CT: Lunch

12:15 to 12:20 p.m. CT: Housekeeping

12:20 p.m. to 12:25 p.m. CT: Welcome, Dean Neil Fulton

12:25 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT: Introduction to Opening Remarks, Justice Scott P. Myren

12:30 to 12:45 p.m. CT: Opening Remarks, Chief Justice Steven R. Jensen

12:45 to 1;30 p.m. CT: Department of Social Services, Pamela Bennett

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. CT: Child Advocacy Center, Amanda Liebl

2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT: Break

2:30 p.m. to 3:15 CT: State’s Attorney’s Office, Carrie Mees

3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. CT: Child/Parent Representation, Nicole Laughlin

4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. CT: Judge, Hon. Sandra Hoglund Hanson

4:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT: Closing Remarks


Meet the Presenters

South Dakota Supreme Court

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South Dakota Supreme Court

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Judge, Second Judicial Circuit

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Minnehaha County State’s Attorney’s Office

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Child Protection Services, Department of Social Services

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Child’s Voice, Sanford Health

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The Child Welfare Legal Workshop is sponsored by the South Dakota Unified Judicial System Court Improvement Program. CPCM and the University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law served are partner organizations for the event.