Child Advocacy Updates

Brookings County to become first South Dakota Resilient Community

Contact [email protected] for more information BROOKINGS, SD – A nearly two-year process culminates April 14 at 10:30 a.m. when the community of Brookings County becomes the first Resilient Community in the state. The ceremony will take place in the City Council Chambers in the Brookings City and County Government Center at 520 3rd St., Room…

Legislative Update: Lawmakers finish business, await veto day

Lawmakers finished the main run of business for 2021 and left Pierre for a couple of weeks. They return on March 29 for consideration of vetoes by Gov. Kristi Noem. CPCM-Legislative-Update_3.15.21

Legislative Update: Crossover Day results

Lawmakers covered the clock and worked late into the night on Feb. 25 to deal with bills still in their house of origin – House of Representatives bills had to move out of the House, while Senate bills had to move from the Senate. Any not dealt with died. Covering the clock is a traditional…

Brookings County asked to pledge resilience

BROOKINGS, SD – A coalition concerned with the health and safety of children is asking local entities and individuals to sign a pledge to help create a resilient community in Brookings County. The coalition, made up of representatives from multiple sectors including healthcare, behavioral health, government, nonprofits, education and businesses, has worked for nearly two…

Prevention language included in Media Guide

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment has developed a media guide that includes basic information about CPCM and its programs. “Know, respond, prevent are the three pillars of the CPCM purpose to prevent and eliminate child sexual abuse and all forms of maltreatment,” Director Carrie Sanderson said. “By developing and distributing this guide…

Week 6 Legislative Update

CPCM has released its legislative update for Week 6. Lawmakers will work through Crossover Day on Feb. 25, the last day to move bills from the House of origin. Several bills being watched by CPCM have hearings this week in preparation for the 25th. Lawmakers typically spend long hours dealing with the remaining bills. CPCM-Legislative-Update_2.19.21