The South Dakota Teen Court Association encourages the development of new teen courts in South Dakota, seeks to enhance and sustain existing teen
court programs and promotes interagency cooperation and information sharing among state and national teen courts.
The first teen court program in South Dakota was established in Lawrence County in 1995. Since the establishment of this first teen court program,
teen court programs have increased in number in South Dakota and across the nation. There are currently twelve teen court programs in South Dakota
and more than 1,300 programs nationwide.
The South Dakota Teen Court Association was established in 2003 to provide technical and networking assistance to teen court programs in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Teen Court Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
The South Dakota Teen Court Association administers the Teen Court Grant Program created by the South Dakota Legislature in 2007. The program provides
grants to new teen courts throughout the state through a competitive grant application process.
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