Quarterly Membership Meeting and Legislative Networking Reception in Pierre

Please join us!

The Quarterly Membership Meeting will be held at the AmericInn in Ft. Pierre on February 8th from 1pm to 4:30pm CT. The meeting will include financial updates, project updates, and legislative updates. The meeting will then be followed by a Legislative Networking Reception also at the AmericInn from 5-8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

On February 9th, there will be time at the Capitol to visit with legislators and observe committee hearings from 7:30am to 12pm CT.

Please register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Feb2023PierreRegistration by February 3rd, 2023.

A block of rooms have been reserved for the nights of February 8th and 9th at the AmericInn in Ft. Pierre. Please call 605-223-2358 and ask for the “SD Network” block. The block closes January 25, 2023.

 The Network will reimburse mileage for one vehicle and per diem and hotel rooms for two people per agency member.

Please contact Kathy at kathy@sdnafvsa.com with any questions.

Sexual Assault White Paper

Sexual Assault White Paper

Background & Purpose: In 1999, the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault (The Network) began operation to meet its mission: “Working together to promote victims’ rights for a safer South Dakota.” The Network is a state-level non-profit agency focused on addressing violence through the life course, with an emphasis on domestic violence and sexual assault. This document focuses specifically on The Network’s efforts to address sexual violence across South Dakota.

Report Process: The Network contracted with the Center for Rural Health Improvement (CRHI) in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine (USD) for this report. This report was completed by Bridget Diamond-Welch, Ph.D. Diamond-Welch is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Associate Director of CRHI overseeing the team’s research & evaluation portfolio. Diamond[1]Welch has over a decade of experience with research, data management, and analysis. Her research specialization is in interpersonal violence with a focus on sexualized victimization. Diamond-Welch’s efforts were assisted by Network staff and interns. The staff and interns provided overviews of The Network’s program operations.