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State Resources

South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault:  The Network is a state-level non-profit agency comprised of caring people dealing with the concerns of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Our member programs employ and support individuals of all racial, social, religious and economic groups, ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Rural, urban and tribal areas are proudly represented. The Network believes that the abuse of power in society fosters domestic violence, rape, gender inequality, racism, and poverty by perpetuating conditions in which certain groups benefit from the domination of others. Learn more at:

Locate a Shelter in South Dakota:

Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)  

Sexual Assault Information/Brochure -

Domestic Violence Information/Brochure -

South Dakota Crime Victims Compensation (CVC) Program:  The South Dakota Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) Program provides monetary assistance to victims of violent crimes. This program, administered by the Department of Social Services, can pay victims of state, tribal, or federal crimes, a maximum of $15,000 for expenses incurred as a direct result of personal injury or death.

Human Sex Trafficking Information - National Human Trafficking Hotline
SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")
Available 24 hours a day/7 days a week

National Resources                                       

End Abuse of People with Disabilities -

Equal Access for People with Disabilities - Vera Institute.  People with disabilities experience violence at much higher rates than people without disabilities. In 2013 alone, 1.3 million violent crimes were committed against people with disabilities.

Learn more at:

Office on Violence Against Women -

Victimization and Safety - Vera Institute  - Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety (CVS) works with government and nonprofit organizations to enhance efforts to prevent and address interpersonal violence and related crimes, including domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn more at:

Stalking Resource Center:

Stalking Fact Sheet - stalking-fact-sheet-2015_eng.pdf

Stalking in Later Life and People with Disabilities - Stalking in Later Life.pdf




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