Crime Victim Information

A Victim's Bill of Rights was established by Legislature in South Dakota Codified Law. The law provides victims with several rights, including notification of court proceedings and the right to attend those proceedings, the right to receive restitution if ordered by the court, the right to testify and provide victim impact statement to the court. Crime rights of the victim statute 23A-28C-1.

Crime Victim's Compensation

SDCL also allows for victims of crime to receive restitution. The Crime Victim's Compensation Program is run by the Department of Social Services. Find more information about the compensation program.

South Dakota Outreach Shelters

South Dakota has a network of victim's services. If you, or someone you know, have been the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or a violent crime, your local agency may be able to help. Some services provide crisis lines, safe shelters, counseling, referrals, legal advocacy, transportation, food, clothing, and/or assistance with claims. Find your local agency.


SAVIN stands for Statewide Automated Victim Information & Notification. The South Dakota SAVIN program is a free, automated service that provides crime victims with vital information and notification 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This service will allow you to obtain offender information and to register for notification of a change in offender status, such as offender release. All registrations through South Dakota SAVIN are kept completely confidential. Register and get more information.

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