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.
We believe that domestic violence results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships. The Network opposes the use of violence as a means of control over others and supports equality in relationships.
All of our programs and services are rooted firmly in the belief that people victimized by crime have the right to assume power over their own lives by making informed choices regarding their empowerment journey. The Network is dedicated to the empowerment of those victimized by domestic or sexual violence.
Our Mission: Working together to promote victims' rights for a safer South Dakota.
Our Vision: Committed to advancing prevention endeavors, improving response efforts and advocacy by diligently working within our communities, across our State and in our Tribal Nations.
UPDATED: This is now going to be all virtual! Registration is now open for the Statewide Sexual Assault Task Force Meeting and Effective Multi-Disciplinary Team Training