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South Dakota Focus: Juvenile Justice and Trauma

Season 29 Episode 7 | 30m 01s

Experts are seeing a rise in antisocial and violent behavior among South Dakota's young people, especially since the onset of the pandemic. The effects of child trauma coupled with recent changes in state juvenile justice policy have left some families to fall through the cracks. For others, juvenile diversion programs offer a second chance to stay out of the juvenile justice system altogether.

Aired: 03/27/24
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Extras
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The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
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How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
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Stories of how SD high school graduates decide what's next.
Current foster families and former foster children share their stories.
Better pay and expanding the pipeline are potential solutions to the teacher shortage.
The child care crisis continues, and some are looking to lawmakers for solutions.
The earliest years of a child's life can have lifelong impacts on learning.
How support for children has evolved in 50 years, and where we have room to grow.
Limited access to child care has an impact on the state's workforce shortage.
An overview on the challenges of accessing prenatal healthcare.
Learn the health impacts of isolation and how to support the young people in your life.
Amid rising rates of homelessness, Rapid City and Sioux Falls respond.