Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Victims Services Program

The Victims Services Program administers state and federal grants that provide funding to programs that offer shelter, advocacy, crisis counseling, and other victims’ services to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and other violent crime victims.

Crime Victims' Compensation Program

The South Dakota Crime Victims' Compensation (CVC) Program provides monetary assistance to victims of violent crimes. This program, administered by the Department of Social Services, can pay a maximum of $15,000 for expenses incurred as a direct result of personal injury to, or death of, a victim of state, tribal, or federal crimes.