Authorization:
Chapter 1-15 of the South Dakota Codified Laws
Activities:
The state advisory group shall be responsible for the following: (1) In conjunction with the secretary of the Department of Corrections, establish policy on how the formula grants program of the Act is to be administered in South Dakota; (2) approve the state plan, and any modifications thereto, required by 223 (a) of the Act prior to submission to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; (3) submit annual recommendations to the Governor and legislature concerning the functions of the advisory group and the status of the state's compliance with the Act; (4) approve or disapprove grant applications and other funding requests submitted to the Department of Corrections under this Act and assist with monitoring grants and other fund awards; (5) assist the Department of Corrections in monitoring the state's compliance with the Act; (6) contact and seek regular input from juveniles currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system; and, (7) perform other such activities as determined by the secretary of the Department of Corrections.
Organization:
Department of Corrections
Composition:
Twenty members appointed by the Governor and comprised of individuals who have training, experience or special knowledge of juvenile delinquency prevention or treatment or the administration of juvenile justice. (Needs to comply with Section 223 (a) (3) of the Act.) Federal Requirements: Not less than 15 and not more than 33 members appointed by the chief executive officer of the state. Members have training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency or the administration of juvenile justice: Members include: 1. At least one locally elected official representing general purpose local government; 2. Representatives of law enforcement and juvenile justice agencies, including juvenile and family court judges, prosecutors, counsel for children and youth, and probation workers; 3. Representatives of public agencies concerned with delinquency prevention or treatment, such as welfare, social services, mental health, education, special education, recreation, and youth services; 4. Representatives of private nonprofit organizations, including persons with a special focus on preserving and strengthening families, parent groups, and parent self-help groups, youth development, delinquency prevention and treatment, neglected or dependent children, the quality of juvenile justice, education, and social services for children; 5. Volunteers who work with delinquents or potential delinquents; 6. Youth workers involved with programs that are alternatives to incarceration, including programs providing organized recreation activities; 7. Persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to school violence and vandalism and alternatives to suspension and expulsion; and 8. Persons with special experience and competence in addressing problems related to learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, child abuse and neglect, and youth violence. A majority of members (including chairperson) shall not be full-time employees of the federal, state, or local government; At least one-fifth of the members shall be under the age of 24 at the time of appointment; and At least three members who have been or are currently under the jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system. NO TERM LIMITS
Term of Appointment:
Terms shall expire on October 30 on the third year of appointment. Terms that end June 30, 2012, are extended to October 30, 2012.

Contact Info:
SD Department of Corrections 605-773-3478

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