Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Correctional Behavioral Health

To provide quality mental health and substance abuse services to the juvenile and adult offenders committed to the Department of Correction’s institutions and to assist the Department of Corrections in using evidence based practices to maximize opportunities for rehabilitation and recovery.

Chemical dependency counselors and mental health professionals are located in the state's correctional institutions and provide the following services:

  • Group and individual therapy
  • Intake screenings
  • Assessments and evaluation
  • Crisis management and intervention
  • Consultation with Department of Corrections Staff
  • Treatment plan development
  • Counseling for youth offenders
  • Counseling for adults offenders
  • Staff training and education
  • Discharge planning

The Correctional Behavioral Health program contracts with licensed psychiatrists to provide psychiatric consultations, diagnosis and treatment plan services.

Learn more about the state's correctional institutions, by visiting the South Dakota Department of Corrections website.

Contact Information

  • Jennie Englund, Assistant Director
    Department of Social Services
    Division of Behavioral Health
    1600 North Drive, PO Box 5911
    Sioux Falls, SD 57117
    Phone: 605.367.5236
    Fax: 605.367.5239