Create a single point data agency with management of an integrated database system to effectively monitor and ultimately predict indicators associated with child sexual abuse in South Dakota.


  1. Develop a single point data agency to help inform effectiveness of implemented strategies statewide through standard methodologies that ensure accurate incidence reporting and aggregation of data via an integrated database system. Through partnership with South Dakota KIDS COUNT, leverage existing infrastructure and build upon their capacity to accomplish this aim.
  2. Develop necessary Memorandums of Understanding and protocols to allow for the collection of more detailed victim information that can be used in predictive modeling, ensure the ongoing collection, measurement and analysis of aggregated data to gauge outcome and effectiveness of implemented changes, and protect victim confidentiality.
  3. Adopt or adapt an integrated database software solution for the singlepoint data agency to effectively monitor statewide impact on outcomes for children that are the victim of maltreatment or abuse.
  4. Establish and use predictive modeling techniques with the aim of preventing incidences of child sexual abuse and maltreatment.
  5. Bi-annually (0dd years) survey South Dakota students grades 9 – 12 using the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS). Report to South Dakota Department of Education, the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, and other stakeholders every two years. Jointly create intervention strategies.
  6. Incorporate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) questionnaire elements within the South Dakota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Report to the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment and other stakeholders annually and jointly create intervention strategies.