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Archive for September 2015

Sex abuse victims need expert investigation teams, panel says

Sex abuse victims need expert investigation teams, panel says

September 29, 2015 As seen originally in Argus Leader. Any child who reports sexual abuse ought to be evaluated in a child advocacy center and every possible criminal case should be funneled through a regional team of experts, according to members of a task force on abuse […]

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Choose Your Partner with Care

Choose Your Partner with Care

July 31, 2015 By Hollie Strand, Educator/Forensic Interviewer Kids are frustrating! I think anyone who has spent more than a couple hours with a child; especially an infant would probably agree that kids can be quite frustrating. They scream, yell, fight, fuss, and throw fits; and half […]

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Back to School: Tips to keep children safe

Back to School: Tips to keep children safe

August 18, 2015 When children go back to school this fall, it often means they will be spending more time away from their parents or guardians and interacting with more adults. Because 90 percent of child abuse cases in South Dakota are commonly perpetrated by someone they […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force continues work Pierre

Jolene’s Law Task Force continues work Pierre

Wendy Kloeppner Hughed Count… (Download MP3) SIOUX FALLS,S.D. (KELO AM) – Jolene’s Law Task Force is meeting today in Pierre continuing its examination of sexual abuse of children in South Dakota. There was a suggestion that judges mandate restitution by perpetrators to fund Children’s Advocacy Centers for […]

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The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota

CACSD is a network of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.

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Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family – it may even save a child’s life. Learn more about reporting child abuse here.