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Month: January, 2016

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Presidential Proclamation -- National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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One hundred and fifty years ago, our Nation codified the fundamental truth that slavery is an affront to human dignity. Still, the bitter fact remains that millions of men, women, and children around the globe, including here at home, are subject to modern-day slavery: the cruel, inhumane practice of human trafficking. This month, we rededicate ourselves to assisting victims of human trafficking and to combating it in all its forms.  Read more...

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South Dakota Victim Assistance Academy (SDVAA) are now being accepted!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Student applications for the first South Dakota Victim Assistance Academy (SDVAA) are now being accepted!  The SDVAA will be held at the Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre from June 19th – 24th, 2016 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. These students will be entry level professionals with 0-5 years of experience in their respective field.  A comprehensive curriculum using adult learning theory will be utilized by instructors. The mission of SDVAA is to support all allied professionals to enhance the delivery of culturally relevant, quality services to victims of crime in South Dakota through collaboration, coordination and education.
Please see attached for the cover letter and student application.  The student application should be fillable, however if you have any difficulties please feel free to print it out and fill it in.  The application and all required attachments are due by March 1, 2016. There is a limit of 30 students!  Students will be notified by April 4th of their acceptance.  A schedule of the academy is attached. Students are expected to attend the entire academy.
The cost for the Academy is $225 which includes all course materials, all breakfasts, all lunches and two suppers.  Lodging will be available at no cost at the Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre where the Academy will be held.  Limited scholarships to assist with mileage to attend the academy are available.  Please note that on the application if needed.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this exciting opportunity!

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30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

30 Shocking Domestic Violence Statistics That Remind Us It's An Epidemic 

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766, nearly doubling the amount of casualties lost during war.

Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too many women have been held captive by domestic violence -- whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse or a combination of all three. Read More... 

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At the top right corner of every page of our website is a RED ESCAPE button. This button will always appear in the top right corner of your browser window even when you scroll down the page. When this button is clicked it will redirect you to google.com. This is for the protection of battered women who want to view our
site but are afraid to under a watchful eye of their batterer.