Groups Gather At State Capitol To Support Child Abuse Provention

Over three hundred people from lawmakers, advocates and citizens gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday to celebrate Children’s Day, an effort to end child abuse. One of those steps was the passage of Jolene’s Law in 2013. The measure is named for Jolene Loetscher, whose own victimization as a child prompted her to take action…

Senator Deb Soholt was a part of the Jolene’s Law Task Force and says the effort is still bringing people together to benefit the health and safety of children around the state….

Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment Director Carrie Sanderson says education is the key to continue the effort to protect South Dakota’s children…

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment is the first organization to join local, tribal, state and federal efforts in the fight against child sexual abuse and other forms of maltreatment in South Dakota.