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Victims' Services

Victims' Assistance Program

The Victims’ Assistance Program administers state and federal grants that provide funding to programs that offer shelter, advocacy, crisis counseling and other victims’ services to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and other violent crime victims.

For referral information, please use this link to the SD Digital Citizen's Portal.

Crime Victims’ Compensation Program

The Crime Victims' Compensation Program provides monetary assistance to victims of violent crimes. This program, administered by the Department of Public Safety, can pay a maximum of $15,000 for expenses incurred as a direct result of personal injury to, or death of, a victim of state, tribal or federal crimes.

Please call (605) 773-6317 for more information or assistance.



9-1-1:  Call If You Can. Text If You Can't.

If you need help in an emergency but can’t speak or safely make a voice call, you can use your mobile phone to send a text message to 9-1-1. Now available in South Dakota, Text-to-9-1-1 is a discreet way to report an emergency, stop a crime or save a life.  Learn more...

Text-to-9-1-1 is not yet 100 percent activated in Todd County.  People texting 9-1-1 in this county will receive a message stating that text service is unavailable and they will be directed to make a 9-1-1 call instead.