Laurie Gill
Cabinet Secretary

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Child Protection Services

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The Division of Child Protection Services provides a number of services to support families and children in South Dakota.

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Working together with families in difficult situations by:

  • Receiving and assessing reports of child abuse and neglect.
  • Connecting parents with the needed resources to help increase their ability to keep their children safe.

Training programs are available to:

  • Parents wanting to improve their parenting skills.
  • Foster and adoptive parents to assure availability of qualified placement resources and safety and well-being for children through licensing services

Annual Progress and Service Report