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South Dakota Client Assistance Program/Protection and Advocacy

South Dakota Client Assistance Program/Protection and Advocacy

SD Advocacy Services
221 South Central Avenue, Suite 38
Pierre, SD 57501

Overview

South Dakota Advocacy Services is South Dakota’s gubernatorial designated protection and advocacy (P&A) system. P&As are mandated under various federal statutes (see next section) to provide legal representation and other advocacy services to all eligible persons with disabilities. These services are provided through a variety of vehicles: individual representation, educating policy makers, advocacy for groups, information and referral services, rights education, and self-advocacy training.