The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota Children's Alliance is a membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first. The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota Children's Alliance provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local children’s and child advocacy centers and communities throughout South Dakota responding to reports of child abuse and neglect.  A children’s advocacy center  is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse  cases.

Putting the Needs of Children First

The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota Children's Alliance strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child and family focused system response possible. 

The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota Children's Alliance is an accredited chapter of the National Children's Alliance.  

“In my twenty years of experience as the Victims Assistant for Pennington County, I have found the work of the Black Hills Child Advocacy Center to be an invaluable tool in working with young victims. I believe we are getting countless more disclosures from children than we did in the past, because they feel safe and protected within the Center and with the highly trained interviewer. After these disclosures of abuse, the children are then referred to sources of help in the community, which will have a positive impact on our community for years to come.”

- Sharon - Victim's Assistant






Upcoming Events

Jolene's Law namesake to speak at DWU for Child Abuse Awareness Month

When: March 31, 2015  11:00 am

Where: Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan University, 1200 W University Ave, Mitchell, SD 57301


3rd Annual Stand Up to Child Abuse 5K

When: Saturday, April 25th

Where: South Dakota Discovery Center, Pierre, SD

Henry's Run

When: April 25, 2015  10:00 am

Where: Falls Park, Sioux Falls, SD


Keeping Kids Safe in Today's World: Learn how YOU can protect the children you love from potential abuse.

When: April 16, 2015  12 pm - 1:00 pm

Where: Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy Street, Rapid City, SD

Find Your State Center


Child’s Voice

Monica Maurer

Accredited Member

Southeast South Dakota

1305 West 18th Street

Sioux Falls, SD 57117




Child Advocacy Center of the Black Hills, A Program of Children's Home Society

Tanya Fritz

Accredited Member

Black Hills South Dakota

1330 Jolly Lane

Rapid City, SD 57703





Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center

Dianne Weyer

Accredited Member

Central South Dakota

801 East Sioux Avenue

Pierre, SD 57501




Children's S.A.F.E. Place Central South Dakota

Accredited Member

PO Box 49

Fort Thompson, SD 57339




Oglala Lakota CASA/CAC

Associate Member

Southwestern South Dakota

PO Box 5014

Pine Ridge, SD 57770