ERIC Number: ED347469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
SD Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice Report.
South Dakota Governor's Office, Pierre.
This report is based on a review of South Dakota's procedures and laws related to handling child abuse and neglect cases. It is noted that a survey was conducted in Sioux Falls during the July 1989 training seminar conducted by the task force. The respondents to the survey are described as a wide representation of professionals associated with the prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse. Seven findings about the victims of child abuse/neglect are described and recommendations to deal with these findings are provided. Five findings dealing with the perpetrator, sentencing, and treatment options are described and recommendations related to these findings are given. In the area of training for those dealing with child abuse cases it is noted that the textbook handling of child abuse cases is more rare than common. Twelve findings in this area of training are described with recommendations related to these findings. The appendix contains a minority report, the Survey of Participants at the Children's Justice Conference, and the South Dakota Mental Health Service Providers Survey Results Related to Sexual Abuse. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota Governor's Office, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota