No Hit Zone

The No Hit Zone program strives to advocate for safe and healthy environments for all people within a facility. It applies to corporal punishment, domestic abuse, sibling violence, interpersonal violence, and elder abuse. A No Hit Zone is an environment where: NO adult will hit a child. NO adult will hit another adult, NO child…

Enough Abuse

Thirty-five individuals from across the state were trained in the Enough Abuse curriculum in May 2019.  These individual’s demonstrated a passion for educating others about keeping children safe and a willingness to train within their respective agencies, as well as provide training in other areas, communities, and businesses. If you are interested in scheduling or…

SANE Program

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)Program Mission and Vision A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) is a Registered Nurse who has been specially trained to provide immediate, compassionate, and comprehensive care to sexual assault victims, including forensic collection of evidence. South Dakota, like much of the country, suffers from a lack of trained SANEs. The mission…

REACH Team

Respond. Educate. Advocate. Counsel. Heal. The REACH team is South Dakota’s first regional multidisciplinary team (MDT), designed to help victims and their families navigate the criminal justice system. The REACH team is headquartered in Watertown and serves 13 surrounding counties. 2019 REACH Team Summary Multidisciplinary Approach The REACH project provides a team made up of…

Reporting Abuse

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! Mandatory Reporter Training…