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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 2015
Basic Field
FY 2014
Basic Field
$ Difference
from FY 2014
% Difference
from FY 2014
$1,321,704 $1,293,359 $28,345 2%

FUNDING HISTORY
Year LSC Funding* Non-LSC Funding Total Funding LSC Funding %
2014 1,354,070 252,598 1,606,668 84%
2013 1,279,132 474,936 1,754,068 73%
2012 1,334,431 468,228 1,802,659 74%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2012 2013 2014
2,074 1,549 1,473
WORKFORCE 2014*
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
8.9 10.3 3 22.3
*Staffing is calculated as full-time equivalents. Totals might vary slightly due to rounding.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2014*
Adults Children Total
2,306 2,787 5,093
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2014
Case Type # %
MISC 503 34%
FAMILY 469 32%
HOUSING 170 12%
CONSUMER 98 7%
JUVENILE 97 7%
INCOME 59 4%
INDIVIDUAL 55 4%
EMPLOYMENT 13 1%
HEALTH 6 0%
EDUCATION 3 0%
TOTALS 1,473 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2014
Ethnicity # %
White 284 19%
African American 13 1%
Hispanic 20 1%
Native American 1,153 78%
Asian/Pacific 3 0%
Other 0 0%
TOTALS 1,473 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2014
Gender # %
Women 922 63%
Men 551 37%
TOTALS 1,473 100%

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