Kids Count South Dakota

2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 33rd annual KIDS COUNT Data Book looks at child well-being in states and territories across the country. See how South Dakota stacks up in this new report.

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Read the 2022 Legislative Wrap Up Report

The 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session wrapped up at the end of March. Legislators introduced 553 bills, the highest number of bills considered in the last five sessions. South Dakota KIDS COUNT developed a Legislative Tracker for Children’s Well-Being Bills and monitored the progress of 36 bills related to child and family well-being.

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New Policy Brief on Juvenile Diversion Programs

Read the policy brief on juvenile diversion programs in South Dakota, including recommendations for improving access to these programs for youth.

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New 2022 Legislative Tracker for Children's Well-Being Bills

This legislative tracker is a resource to help learn what bills South Dakota legislators are considering this session related to children, youth, and families and where each proposal is in the legislative process.  

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Thoughtful, effective policies and programs rely on solid data. South Dakota KIDS COUNT is dedicated to providing current, relevant, and reliable data to shape the issues affecting South Dakota children and families.


South Dakota KIDS COUNT releases research, data-driven publications, and analysis to help keep policymakers, community members, and advocates up-to-date on the issues affecting South Dakota children and families.


Stay up-to-date with all of the latest announcements, press statements, and news stories about South Dakota KIDS COUNT and our data-driven work to help children in our state.


South Dakota KIDS COUNT gives presentations on the data and provides our expertise on the well-being of children. Find links to our presentations and other resources.

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South Dakota KIDS COUNT is dedicated to improving the well-being of children in our state. When policy decisions are rooted in data and research, kids grow up in economically secure families, live in resilient communities, and meet developmental, health, and educational milestones.

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