Member Services

The Network is involved with many projects in the state. The Network believes that it is important to build coordinated relationships statewide to further assist victims of violence and their families.

Click on this link for resources and tips that have been created by grant projects facilitated by The Network:  Resources and Tips

Training and Technical Assistance: The SDNAFVSA provides training and technical assistance to its member programs through quarterly meetings, training and annual conferences addressing the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

Free Civil Legal Services for Victims: (please note that the services are free, but clients may be responsible for court costs or other applicable fees)

An attorney at Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) in Rapid City is 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.
Ver Beek Law Firm in Sioux Falls is accepting referrals for survivors who are needing civil legal assistance as a result of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or human trafficking. These services are FREE and are available to any survivor east of the Missouri River. To apply, please call 605-988-8556 to complete an intake.
Free Civil Legal Immigration Services for Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence and/or Stalking Survivors Available Statewide: (please note that the services are free, but clients may be responsible for court costs or other applicable fees)
Taneeza Islam is accepting referrals for 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.  To apply, please contact Taneeza Islam at South Dakota Voices for Peace at 605-782-9560 or taneeza@southdakotavoicesforpeace.org.

Law Enforcement Training: Through a grant from the South Dakota Department of Social Services, The Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault offers FREE TRAINING FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTORS on responding to domestic violence and sexual assault cases. These trainings meet the state law requirements.

The training team consists of a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor and a victim advocate. The team provides a 6 hour training on sexual assault and domestic violence issues. The team goes to the local communities and jurisdictions.

If you are interested in having a law enforcement training on domestic violence and/or sexual assault in your community, please Contact Us. For more information on training classes this year, please visit the Law Enforcement Trainings page on this site.

Rural Outreach Services: Rural outreach services are offered in many counties in South Dakota where there have not been services for battered women, their children and victims of violence. For more information, please contact The Network office.

Legislative updates: The Network provides weekly updates during the South Dakota Legislative session for the membership. Federal legislative updates are provided for the membership periodically.

Emergency Services Funding: The Network has limited funding to assist victims working with member agencies with emergency services needs such as bus tickets or gas cards to relocate to a safer location, hotel/motel rooms if there is a not a shelter in their area or they are not able to stay in the shelter, replacement of items that are broken during an assault, and other needs that are related to the abuse. To access funding, victims need to contact their nearest member agency for assistance and have no other resources to meet the emergency services need.

Interested in becoming a member? The Network has two options: Agency and Individual. Our membership year runs July 1st to June 30th. Agency membership dues are $200 per year, and individual membership dues are $45 per year.

2020-2021 Membership Form

Agency Membership Benefits:

  • E-mail listserv
  • Weekly legislative updates during the South Dakota Legislative Session
  • Information from the national level on topics related to the work
  • Opportunities to network with others across the state
  • Invitations to Network Quarterly meetings
  • Invitations to trainings offered by The Network
  • Funding to attend the trainings and/or meetings

Individual Membership Benefits:

  • E-mail listserv
  • Weekly legislative updates during the South Dakota Legislative Session
  • Information from the national level on topics related to the work
  • Invitations to Network Quarterly meetings
  • Invitations to trainings offered by The Network

 

Agency members are listed below. For more information about our member agencies click 2020-2021 Membership Directory

 

Aberdeen Police Department
Aberdeen
Contact: Chief David McNeil
605-626-7000

Artemis House--Victims of Violence Intervention Program, Inc.
Spearfish
Contact: Mary Koens
605-642-7825

Augustana University
Sioux Falls
Contact: Francesca "Checka" Leinwall
605-274-4641

Beacon Center
Watertown
Contact: Dawn Sikkink
605-886-4304

Beadle County State's Attorney's Office
Huron
Contact: Mike Moore
605-353-8430

Brookings County State's Attorney's Office
Brookings
Contact: Mandi Cramer
605-692-8606

Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter
Brookings
Contact: Margo Dempsey
605-692-7233

Brookings Police Department
Brookings
Contact: Dave Erickson
605-692-2113

Brown County State's Attorney Office
Aberdeen
Contact: Brittany O'Day
605-626-7130

Call to Freedom
Sioux Falls
Contact: Becky Rasmussen
605-221-4857

Caminando Juntos
Sioux Falls
Contact: April Ross
605-274-3735

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Sioux Falls
Contact: Carrie Sanderson
605-357-1392

Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center
Pierre
Contact: Angela Lisburg
605-224-3229

Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota
Pierre
Contact: Karen Cudmore
605-224-8118

Child's Voice
Sioux Falls
Contact: Dr. Nancy Free
605-333-2226

Children's Home Child Advocacy Center
Rapid City
Contact: Tifanie Petro
605-716-1628

Children's Inn
Sioux Falls
Contact: Amy Carter
605-338-0116

Clay County State's Attorney Office
Vermillion
Contact: Alexis Tracy, Linda Weber, or Jill Dotson
605-677-7107

Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)
Rapid City
Contact: Katie Peterson
605-394-6864

Communities Against Violence and Abuse (CAVA)
Lemmon
Contact: Gladys
605-374-5823

Disability Rights South Dakota
Pierre
Contact: Tim Neyhart
605-224-8294

Domestic Violence Network
Madison
Contact: Christy VanDeWetering
605-427-7233

 

Domestic Violence Safe Option Services (DVSOS)
Vermillion
Contact: Sandi Sullivan
605-624-5311

Ellsworth Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Office
Ellsworth AFB
Contact: Bernie McFarling
605-385-5233

Fall River County State's Attorney's Office
Hot Springs
Contact: James G. Sword
605-745-3866

Family Crisis Center
Redfield
Contact: Janelle Fortin
605-472-0508

Family Visitation Center
Sioux Falls
Contact: Luke Comeau
605-275-2071

First Circuit CASA Program
Mitchell
Contact: Jackie Horton
605-996-1212

Freedom's Journey, Inc
Rapid City
Contact: Tess Fanzen
605-484-1365

Helpline Center
Sioux Falls
Contact: Janet Kittams
605-334-6646

Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board
Rapid City
Contact: Sunny Colombe
605-719-5402

I CARE USD
Vermillion

Jan Manolis Family Safe Center
Huron
Contact: Jan Manolis
605-554-0398

Lutheran Social Services of SD
Sioux Falls
Contact: April Bolton
605-444-7500

Meade County State's Attorney's Office
Sturgis
Contact: Morgan Pickett
605-347-4491

Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center
Pierre
Contact: Sarah Reinhart
605-224-0256

Missouri Valley Crisis Center
Chamberlain
Contact: April LeBeau
605-234-5155

Mitchell Area Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Response Team
Mitchell
Contact: Colleen Smith
605-996-6622

Mitchell Area Safehouse
Mitchell
Contact: Nancy Wietgrefe
605-996-6622

Monument Health Rapid City Sexual Assault Response Team
Rapid City
605-755-8222

Northern State University, Dept of Sociology--Criminal Justice and Human Services
Aberdeen
Contact: Courtney Waid-Lindberg
605-626-2601

Pennington County Sheriff's Office
Rapid City
Contact: Kevin Thom
605-394-6113

Pennington County State's Attorney's Office
Rapid City
Contact: Mike McCormick
605-394-2191

Resolutions Counseling & Mediation
Sioux Falls
Contact: Shanna Moke
605-679-3186

Restoring Hope
Lower Brule
Contact: Vicki Her Many Horses/Carmen O'Leary

 

 

River City Domestic Violence Center
Yankton
Contact: Desiree Johnson
605-665-4811

Sacred Heart Center Family Violence Services Program
Eagle Butte
Contact: Kirk Beyer
605-964-6062

Safe Harbor
Aberdeen
Contact: Gina Karst
605-226-1212

Sioux Falls CASA
Sioux Falls
Contact: Stacey Tieszen
605-339-9492

South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation
Pierre
605-773-3331

South Dakota Highway Patrol Crash Assistance Program
Pierre
605-773-3105

The Compass Center
Sioux Falls
Contact: Michelle Trent
605-339-0116

The Wholeness Center
Flandreau
Contact: Roxanne Giangrande
605-997-3535

Treasured Lives
Rapid City
Contact: Kelly Patterson
605-381-4867

un-Defined
Sioux Falls
Contact: Krissa Timmer
605-321-0077

Union County State's Attorney's Office
Elk Point
Contact: Jerry Miller
605-356-2666

Union Gospel Mission
Sioux Falls
Contact: Sarahjo Johnson/Eric Weber
605-334-6732

Volunteers of America - Dakotas
Sioux Falls
Contact: Melissa Jungemann
605-366-7803

Watertown Police Department
Watertown
Contact: Lee McPeek
605-882-5255

Where All Women Are Honored--Winyan Wicayuonihan Oyanke
Rapid City
Contact: Norma Rendon

White Buffalo Calf Women's Society
Mission
Contact: Lindsey Compton
605-856-2317

Wiconi Wawokiya, Inc.
Fort Thompson
Contact: Lisa Heth
605-245-2471

Wild Horse Butte CDC--Sacred Shawl
Martin
Contact: Kimmie Clausen
605-685-1168

Winner Resource Center for Families
Winner
Contact: Shana Flakus
605-842-2736

Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI)
Rapid City
Contact: Linda Shroll
605-341-3292

Yankton Police Department
Yankton
Contact: Todd Brandt
605-668-5210

Youth and Family Services, Stronger Family Program
Rapid City
Contact: Mary Ann Slanina or Angela Roberts
605-791-5025