Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Basic SD Victim Assistance Academy

The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault and the Planning Committee for the SD Victim Assistance Academy (SDVAA) are excited to announce that applications for the 2020 Basic SDVAA are now being accepted. The Basic SDVAA will be held in Pierre June 8-12th and will provide a 40 hour comprehensive, academic, interdisciplinary and interactive training program for crime victim service providers, advocates, allied professionals and others who work with crime victims. The Basic SDVAA is intended for entry level professionals with 0-3 years of experience in their respective field.  A comprehensive curriculum using adult learning theory will be utilized by instructors.

Please apply at this link:  The deadline for submitting the completed application is March 13, 2020, and students will be notified regarding selection by March 27, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Rutten at 605.731.0041 or



Trauma Informed Response Training April 21st and 22nd in Yankton

The South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault and River City Domestic Violence Center are excited to announce a Trauma Informed Responses Training on April 21st and 22nd in Yankton at the Best Western Kelly Inn.

Please register at by April 14th. There is no cost to attend the training.

There are limited scholarships available to assist with travel costs. Please email me at or call 605-731-0041 for more information.

If you are needing lodging, a block of rooms have been reserved at the Best Western Kelly Inn. Please call 605-665-2906 and ask for “The Network” block. The deadline for the block is March 16th.

The Network will be hosting its Quarterly Membership Meeting on April 20th from 3pm to 6pm at the Best Western Kelly Inn in Yankton.

Member Agency/Partner Upcoming Events–UPDATED February 21, 2020

South Dakota Housing Development Authority ​are ​pleased ​to ​announce ​their ​fifteenth ​annual ​statewide ​Homeless ​Summit. ​
Scheduled ​for ​June ​16-17, ​2020, ​at ​the ​Arrowwood ​Resort ​and ​Conference ​Center ​in ​Oacoma. ​ 

​Participants ​can ​engage ​in ​conversations ​to ​prevent and resolve experiences of ​homelessness, ​attend ​workshops and ​make ​connections ​at ​the ​networking ​events. ​ 

​Please ​join ​us ​for ​another ​great ​homeless ​summit! Agenda and registration coming soon!

Click here to reserve a room today!

Or by calling 1.888.697.6363.

Northeast South Dakota Family Violence Conference
June 24th and 25th, 2020
Dakota Event Center 
Aberdeen, SD
For more information and to register, click NESD Conference



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