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Panel on sex abuse considers mandatory reporting training

Panel on sex abuse considers mandatory reporting training

August 19, 2015 PIERRE — A state panel working to combat sexual abuse of chilwdren in South Dakota began consideration Tuesday about whether to ask the Legislature to require training in mandatory reporting for people in professions that often deal with young people. The Jolene’s Law task […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

May 18, 2015 Most of the April 21st Task Force meeting was dedicated to improving child maltreatment education and training at the collegiate level. Dr. Michael Lawler, dean and professor at the USD School of Health Sciences, Dr. Jack Warner, executive director and CEO of state Board […]

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Legislative board sets study topics ahead of 2016 session

Legislative board sets study topics ahead of 2016 session

Apr 27, 2015 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A group of South Dakota lawmakers have chosen topics related to county government and the state’s High School Activities Association to study ahead of the 2016 legislative session. The Legislature’s Executive Board voted Monday to approve two studies, and […]

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Jolene’s Task Force Update

Jolene’s Task Force Update

April 20, 2015 In fact, “Reporting” will be one of many significant messages the Jolene’s Task Force will spread thanks to the overwhelming public support and the actions of Governor Daugaard in March. As many of you know, the Task Force was revived and will continue to […]

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Your Voices Were Heard!

Your Voices Were Heard!

March 10, 2015 On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, the South Dakota House State Affairs committee pulled the plug on Jolene’s Law Task Force. The public response was one of outrage and angry citizens started contacting their legislators asking for their support allowing Jolene’s Law Task Force to continue. Jolene […]

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Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

Jolene’s Law Task Force Update

March 9, 2015 On Monday the SD House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass an improvement to the South Dakota Child Abuse Mandatory Reporting Statute. Senate Bill 70 changes current law that allows personnel of hospitals and schools to report suspected child abuse to their supervisor. The […]

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URGENT UPDATE!

URGENT UPDATE!

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, SB 71 was deferred to the 41st legislative day which means that the Jolene’s Law Task Force was dissolved and can no longer continue to study the impact of sexual abuse of children in South Dakota and to discuss recommendations to increase […]

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SB 70 Strengthens SD Mandatory Reporting Laws

SB 70 Strengthens SD Mandatory Reporting Laws

February 8, 2015 If you ever played the Telephone Game as a child you will remember how a simple phrase can be distorted when passed from one person to another.  In the situation of reporting allegations of child abuse to law enforcement or child protection services, every […]

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Continuing the Work of Jolene’s Law Task Force – SB 71

Continuing the Work of Jolene’s Law Task Force – SB 71

February 8, 2015 The Jolene’s Law Task Force has done an impressive job of gathering data, information and hearing from experts in the field of child sexual abuse.  The fifteen Task Force members had five day long meetings in five months and between meetings met in Working […]

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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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