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Legislation we are watching…
SB 21: An act
to define a child advocacy center for the purpose of addressing
HB 1021: An Act
to allow child advocacy centers and tribal agencies that provide
child placement services to obtain results from a check of the
central registry for abuse and neglect.
Jolene’s Task Force:
In 2014, through SDCL2-6-31, Jolene’s Law Task Force was charged
to study the prevalence and impact of child sexual abuse (CSA)
in the state. By the end of year this year, five major tenets
around which to set goals for improvement, strategies for
implementation and associated funding plans were identified. In
2015, Governor Dennis Daugaard authorized the task force to
carry on this important work for an additional year.