Domestic violence

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 21, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Protection of domestic violence victims is at stake in US Supreme Court case

BY: and - July 10, 2023

On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to grant review in U.S. v. Rahimi, a case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. The sole issue presented for the court’s review is the constitutionality of the federal law that prohibits possession of firearms by people subject to protective orders issued under […]

The South Dakota Capitol building in Pierre. (Joshua Haiar/South Dakota Searchlight)

Jackley: Hold abusers accountable for manipulation

BY: - January 19, 2023

Abusive partners could face a decade in prison for trying to convince their significant others to change their story, under a bill promoted by Attorney General Marty Jackley. Senate Bill 50 would apply the crime of witness tampering to anyone who “corruptly persuades or corruptly influences another person” to alter their testimony “with an intent […]

The Veterans Helping Hands Project in Hot Springs will include a factory where veterans will learn building trades after completing substance abuse treatment. (Courtesy of Veterans Helping Hands Project)

Millions in housing help on the way for abuse victims, veterans and others

BY: - October 25, 2022

Victims of domestic violence, veterans, and those who’ve struggled with housing insecurity in South Dakota will soon have more options for temporary shelter thanks to federal COVID relief money. More than $7.5 million in federal funding will be split between six nonprofits with plans to refurbish or expand living spaces in Sioux Falls, Watertown, Pierre, […]