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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 2014
Basic Field
FY 2013
Basic Field
$ Difference
from FY 2013
% Difference
from FY 2013
$1,293,359 $1,279,132 $14,227 1%

FUNDING HISTORY
Year LSC Funding* Non-LSC Funding Total Funding LSC Funding %
2012 1,334,431 468,228 1,802,659 74%
2011 1,577,650 538,313 2,115,963 75%
2010 1,718,772 639,347 2,358,119 73%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2010 2011 2012
2,575 2,273 2,074
WORKFORCE 2012
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
9 9 7 25

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2012*
Adults Children Total
4,118 3,526 7,644
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2012
Case Type # %
MISC 767 37%
FAMILY 662 32%
HOUSING 190 9%
JUVENILE 140 7%
CONSUMER 112 5%
INCOME 86 4%
INDIVIDUAL 76 4%
EMPLOYMENT 30 1%
HEALTH 7 0%
EDUCATION 4 0%
TOTALS 2,074 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2012
Ethnicity # %
White 309 15%
African American 14 1%
Hispanic 40 2%
Native American 1,706 82%
Asian/Pacific 5 0%
Other 0 0%
TOTALS 2,074 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2012
Gender # %
Women 1,306 63%
Men 768 37%
TOTALS 2,074 100%

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