Jessica Morson completed her Bachelor’s Degree, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from South Dakota State University. She has pursued her passion in social advocacy by serving as the Social Services Coordinator for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe since 2014. Jessica also serves as Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Director and Program Manager for the Victims Advocacy Office and is the chairwomen for South Dakota’s Indian Child Welfare Act Coalition.
In her roles, Jessica has assisted community members with issues related to advocacy/ protection of children, domestic violence, chemical dependency, sexual assault, along with a litany of other social problems. Her expertise has been recognized, as she has been requested to testify in multi-jurisdictional court systems. Jessica has taken a role in advocating for issues regarding systematic racial disparities. Her passion and determination for change has allowed her to share equitable plans of action for ground level work with local and federal agencies to support systematic change. Jessica’s work in Indian country has her committed to empowering the individual and family while respecting the beautiful culture of the people.