Program Profile

Dakota Plains Legal Services, Inc.

John Buchy, Executive Director
160 Second Street, P.O. Box 727, Mission SD 57555-0727
Phone: (605) 856-4444; Fax: (605) 348-5874
http://www.helpsouthdakota.com/homeDPLS

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CURRENT FUNDING STATUS
FY 2016
Basic Field
FY 2015
Basic Field
$ Difference
from FY 2015
% Difference
from FY 2015
$1,360,726 $1,321,704 $39,022 3%

FUNDING HISTORY
Year LSC Funding* Non-LSC Funding Total Funding LSC Funding %
2015 1,419,882 240,700 1,660,582 86%
2014 1,354,070 252,598 1,606,668 84%
2013 1,279,132 474,936 1,754,068 73%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2013 2014 2015
1,549 1,473 1,368
WORKFORCE 2015*
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
11 7.7 5.4 24.1
*Staffing is calculated as full-time equivalents. Totals might vary slightly due to rounding.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2015*
Adults Children Total
2,590 2,211 4,801
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2015
Case Type # %
FAMILY 532 39%
MISC 406 30%
HOUSING 154 11%
JUVENILE 86 6%
CONSUMER 72 5%
INDIVIDUAL 53 4%
INCOME 50 4%
EMPLOYMENT 8 1%
HEALTH 4 0%
EDUCATION 3 0%
TOTALS 1,368 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2015
Ethnicity # %
White 292 21%
African American 13 1%
Hispanic 24 2%
Native American 1,037 76%
Asian/Pacific 2 0%
Other 0 0%
TOTALS 1,368 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2015
Gender # %
Women 860 63%
Men 508 37%
TOTALS 1,368 100%

Counties Served

Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Butte, Campbell, Charles Mix, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Grant, Gregory, Haakon, Harding, Hughes, Hyde, Jackson, Jones, Lawrence, Lyman, Meade, Mellette, Pennington, Perkins, Potter, Roberts, Shannon, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Walworth, Ziebach, Native Americans living in all counties in South Dakota, including those who live on the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Crow Creek, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Lower Brule, Yankton and Lake Traverse Indian Reservations


Branch office locations

Dakota Plains Legal Services
Corner of White Ghost Drive, P.O. Box 20
Ft. Thompson, SD 57339

Dakota Plains Legal Services
Carnegan & River Road, P.O. Box 507
Ft. Yates, ND 58538

Dakota Plains Legal Services
Indian School Road, P.O. Box 500
Eagle Butte, SD 57625

Dakota Plains Legal Services
Hwy 18, N. Courthouse, P.O. Box 1989
Pine Ridge, SD 57770

Dakota Plains Legal Services
301 Veterans Ave., Suite 4, 301 Veterans Ave., Suite 4
Sisseton, SD 57262

Dakota Plains Legal Services
528 Kansas City Street, Suite 2, P.O. Box 1500
Rapid City, SD 57709