To: Governor Kristi Noem
Make child abuse a felony in the State of South Dakota and prevent Day Care providers that have been formally charged from operating a Day Care while under investigation.
Why is this important?
In Union County, SD, a child was abused while at day care. An indictment was handed down that charges the sole day care provider with child abuse. The provider is allowed to continue her day care business. The charge of child abuse is a misdemeanor with a maximum sentence of 1 year. The child that was injured was 2 years old. This petition is the voice of the child.