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Critical response services for child maltreatment now under one roof in Northeastern SD

WATERTOWN, S.D. – The Northeast Respond, Educate, Advocate, Counsel, Heal Multidisciplinary Team, known in short as REACH MDT, opened its doors August 22, bringing critical child maltreatment response services together in one location for the first time in northeast South Dakota. Operating at the Sanford Health Child’s […]

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REACH Team Prepares for Watertown Open House

On Tuesday, October 3, the Watertown REACH Team will open their clinic doors to its community. The event will occur at the Watertown Sanford Outreach Clinic and will include an address an address from DCI Special Agent Cameron Corey and South Dakota Senator Deb Soholt. This grand […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force: July 2016 Meeting Minutes

First Meeting 2016 Interim July 28, 2016 Thursday, July 28, 2016 Senator Deb Soholt, Chair Senator Alan Solano, Vice Chair Governor’s Large Conference Room State Capitol Building Pierre, South Dakota See full agenda here. The first meeting of the Jolene’s Law Task Force for the 2016 interim […]

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Update on HB 1247

There are several bills that CACSD has been monitoring this Session and one of them is House Bill 1247. On Monday, February 22, HB 1247 was heard in House State Affairs Committee and tabled at the request of Jenna Quinn.  HB 1247 is based on a Texas […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force “Final” Report and Next Steps

By Casey Murschel, CACSD Chapter Coordinator   The January 2016 Report to the Governor from the Jolene’s Law Task Force isn’t really a final report. “Final” implies the end. The work already done by the Task Force and the recommendations in the report for next steps are […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

Jolene’s Law Task Force is to be commended. All too often people seek simple answers to complicated problems. Not this time. Over the past year and a half, with the leadership of Senator Deb Soholt, the child abuse professionals and legislators on the Task Force have gathered […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force hears school survey

Jolene’s Law Task Force hears school survey

Dr. Amy Schweinle USD Dept O… (Download MP3) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) – In a recent University of South Dakota survey for Jolene’s Law Task Force, schools report a wide range of child, sexual abuse cases. Dr. Amy Schweinle says schools also had concerns over a […]

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Victim rights constitutional amendment depends on SAVIN technology to work

Victim rights constitutional amendment depends on SAVIN technology to work

PIERRE—The leader of a petition drive to put a victim rights amendment in the South Dakota Constitution faced a mix of skepticism and support Monday during a presentation to members of the governor’s special panel studying child sexual abuse. The Jolene’s Law Task Force hosted Jason Glodt, […]

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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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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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