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APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR
THE 2018 ADVANCED SD VICTIM ASSISTANCE ACADEMY
 

The SD Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault and the SD Victim Assistance Academy Planning Committee are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the first Advanced SD Victim Assistance Academy!  The Advanced SDVAA will be held in Pierre August 15-17that the Capitol University Center.  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. 

 

Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2018, and students will be notified of acceptance by June 30, 2018

 Cost to attend will be $100 however that is NOT due until the student has been accepted.

 
 
 
 

 

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
 
Academy in Pierre (2nd Day Only--rescheduled from April 13th due to weather)
May 22, 2018
8am to 5pm 
 
Winner
Sexual Assault Training 
June 19, 2018
1pm to 5pm
 
Watertown
Sexual Assault Training
June 28, 2018
1pm to 5pm 
 
 Pine Ridge
July 25th & 26th, 2018
8am to 5pm both days
 

OTHER EVENTS
 
 
Free Childhood Trauma Training
Sponsored by River City Domestic Violence Center and Children's Home Society 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 18th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference
October 4th and 5th, 2018
Sioux Falls
 

 
Physical Address of The Network
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Sioux Falls SD 57103 


 

 
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