State Laws And Let Grow Updates in South Dakota

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in South Dakota

Let Grow is making a lasting impact across the entire United States. With the help of greater childhood awareness, volunteers and faithful donations, it is our goal to bring Let Grow programs to thousands of schools and neighborhoods across the country. Take a look at what’s happening in South Dakota and how you can help.

State Laws And Let Grow Updates in South Dakota

State Laws And Policies

Criminal Law:

South Dakota has no specialized criminal code for crimes against children. It would be difficult to prosecute someone under South Dakota law for letting a child be alone, given the lack of a statute making that action a crime.

Juvenile Court | Child Protective Services | Neglect Law:

S.D. Codified Laws § 26-8A-2 make lack of supervision a neglect ground. South Dakota’s neglect law is broad and includes lack of care and injurious environment language.


This webpage is not a legal document, and Let Grow does not take responsibility for the content. Be mindful that some localities have rules and guidelines even when the state does not. When in doubt, consult your local authorities to confirm the laws where you live. What’s more, laws change, as do judicial interpretations of them, and this webpage may not be updated immediately.

Nationwide State Laws And Policies

Learn More About Laws And Policies In Other States

Right now, most states’ neglect laws are incredibly open-ended. They say things like, “Parent must provide proper supervision.” We agree! But people have different ideas of what that entails. Select a state below to learn more about their laws, policies and how Let Grow is helping.