18th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse Conference

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) is honored to collaborate with Child’s Voice and the Unified Judicial System (UJS) Court Improvement Program (CIP) to host the 18th Annual Community Response to Child Abuse. Professionals, advocates, and community members will learn skills and tools to better respond to cases of child maltreatment. We are honored to help create stronger children and families for South Dakota.

CPCM Advisory Board seeks applicants for open advocate positions

The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment (CPCM) is seeking applications for 3 community advocate positions on the CPCM Advisory Board. The CPCM Advisory Board is responsible for establishing the goals and  administrative policies for CPCM, developing the work plan for stakeholders and CPCM staff, and promoting the augmentation of funding efforts to fight child maltreatment in South Dakota. The CPCM Advisory Board has up to 30 members representing state agencies, professional advocacy organizations, and communities around our state. 

To submit an application for a community advocate position, please fill out and return the application form via email to the CPCM office at cpcm@usd.edu. Applications are due July 23, 2018. Selection for the community advocate position will occur at the August CPCM Board meeting.

The community advocate will serve a two-year term and will be expected to participate in quarterly CPCM Advisory Board meetings. Please direct questions to CPCM Director Carrie Sanderson.

More than 4,000 South Dakotan children from all socio-economic and race groups experience sexual abuse every year.


The Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment focuses on delivering education, outreach and research geared toward eliminating child sexual abuse and maltreatment in South Dakota. Whether we're training mandatory reporters, helping victims and their families navigate the criminal justice system or providing data analysis assistance to state agencies, we're committed to stopping the cycle of child abuse.


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Find out about our organization, our mission, and our goals, and how South Dakota is coming together to end child maltreatment in our state.

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