M. Greg DeSautel, MD
Cabinet Secretary

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Correctional Behavioral Health

To provide quality mental health and substance use disorder services to offenders committed to the Department of Correction’s institutions and 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 adult 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.

For more information, please contact the Division of Behavioral Health at 605.367.5236 or email questions to DSSbh@state.sd.us