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 Congratulations to Hollie Strand recognized Thursday April 12th at the Recognition Luncheon in Rapid City, SD during Crime Victims' Rights Week 2018 as South Dakota's award recipient for the 2018 Visionary Voice Award for her outstanding work for victims of crime. Hollie is pictured here with Sheriff Kevin Thom and Pennington County States Attorney Mark Vargo.
 
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It was an honor to present the 2018 Legacy Award to the family of State Legislator Craig Tieszen at the Crime Victims Rights Recognition luncheon yesterday in Rapid City. Craig was a strong leader helping victims of crime for many years as the Rapid City Police Chief, and then later as a State Legislator. He will be greatly missed. His wife and daughter accepted the award. Linda Shroll from Working Against Violence, Inc. accepted a smaller plaque for WAVI to always remember his legacy.
 
 

 
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The SD Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault and the SD Victim Assistance Academy Planning Committee are excited to announce the dates of the first Advanced SD Victim Assistance Academy!  The Advanced SDVAA will be held in Pierre August 15-17th at the Capitol University CenterStudent applications will start being accepted May 1st!  The advanced academy will be open to graduates of the 2016 or 2017 Basic SDVAA OR professionals who have 3 or more years of experience working with victims of crime. Class size will be limited to 50 people. 

Topics for the advanced academy include social and leadership styles; ACEs; responding to mass violence; trauma informed responses including self-care, leadership, crisis response teams, and experiential leadership; working with individuals from poverty; working with LGBTQ victims; working with Native American victims and multi-jurisdictional issues; and resiliency.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

FREE CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES AVAILABLE  

 
 
Free Civil Legal Services for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivors in EASTERN South Dakota
An attorney at The Compass Center in Sioux Falls is now accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. These services are FREE and are available to any survivor east of the Missouri River  
 
To apply, please contact Jennifer Hynek at jennifer@thecompasscenter.org or call 605-339-0116.
 
Free Civil Legal Services for Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivors in WESTERN South Dakota 
 
An attorney at Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) in Rapid City is now accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. These services are FREE and are available to any survivor west of the Missouri River  
 
To apply, please contact Kari Nordstrom at karin@wavi.org or call 605-341-3292.
 
 
Free Civil Legal Immigration Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and/or Stalking Survivors Available Statewide
 The Network is excited to announce that Taneeza Islam is now able to take civil legal immigration cases that are related to domestic violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking.  This service is free for clients, and she is available to take cases from across the state.  This is made available through our Legal Assistance for Victims grant project.

If you have a client who has immigration legal needs due to domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking, please contact Taneeza.  Her email address is taneeza@tislamlawoffice.com. 


 

 
 
 
Links to the archived webinars from Bridging South Dakota's webinar series: 
Improving Practices: Serving Individuals with Disabilities and Deaf Individuals
Recorded 9/20/17
Recording with English Captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pwy0aeewhp1q/
 
Auxiliary Aids and Services: What's That? Why Should We Care?
Recorded 8/17/2017
Recording includes American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/paw0drx4ahfo/
 
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://youtu.be/mNQmbl5YzKY
 
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Assault
Recorded 6/14/17 
Recording with English captions and American Sign Language (ASL): https://meet43497448.adobeconnect.com/pujtrtk0o11t/
 
                                                     
 

  
LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAININGS
 
Reciprocity in Pierre
April 25, 2018
1pm to 5pm 
 
Flandreau
May 9, 2018
9am to 3pm
 
Mobridge
May 10, 2018
1pm to 5pm 
 
Academy in Pierre (2nd Day Only--rescheduled from April 13th due to weather)
May 22, 2018
8am to 5pm 
 

OTHER EVENTS
 
 6th Annual Stand Up to Child Abuse
April 28, 2018
9am
South Dakota Discovery Center
Pierre, SD 
Click on link below for more info and for registration info 
 
 7th Annual 5k Run/Walk for Child Abuse Prevention
Henry's Run
 April 28, 2018
10am 
Falls Park
Sioux Falls, SD 
For more info and for registration info, click on link below 
 
 
NESD Family Violence Prevention Conference
May 15th and 16th, 2018
Aberdeen, SD
Click on link below for more info 
 
 
 
 TRIBAL FORENSIC HEALTH CARE PROJECT
 
The Tribal Forensic Healthcare Project is offering a number of online trainings and webinars. These courses are FREE to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians and physician assistants who are caring for American Indian/Alaska native patients in the USA.
 
Registration is now open for the trainings listed below. Register at: www.tribalforensichealthcare.org
 
 Register soon as classes do fill up!
 
Web-Based Courses:
 
Intimate Partner Violence Screening - ongoing, on-demand (2 hour course)
 
 
Live Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examiner Trainings:
 
May 7-11, 2018 Portland, OR
 
Clinical Skills Trainings:
Pediatric Clinical Skills Training--Dates Vary
Prerequisite: 40 hour Pediatric Sexual Assault Examiner course 
 
 
 18th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference
October 4th and 5th, 2018
Sioux Falls

 
Physical Address of The Network
1704 S Cleveland Ave, Suite 5
Sioux Falls SD 57103 


 

 
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