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Disability and Abuse

Studies show that people with disabilities are more likely to experience abuse than people without them.

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is an intentional act or failure to act that causes or creates a risk of harm to an older adult.

Strangulation

Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes.

Stalking 

1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have been stalked during their lifetime. Stalking is the willful and repeated following, watching, and/or harassing of another person.

Victims' Rights

In the state of South Dakota, you are entitled to the protection of victim's rights. 

Domestic Violence

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will be victims of domestic violence or abuse in their lifetime.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.

Sexual Violence

 Nearly 23 million women and 1.7 million men have been the victims of rape or attempted rape at some point in their lives.

Teen Dating Violence

1 in 3 high school students experience either physical or sexual violence, or both, at the hands of someone they are dating or going out with.