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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 %
2013 1,279,132 474,936 1,754,068 73%
2012 1,334,431 468,228 1,802,659 74%
2011 1,577,650 538,313 2,115,963 75%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2011 2012 2013
2,273 2,074 1,549
WORKFORCE 2013*
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
7.4 8 5.8 21.2
*Staffing is calculated as full-time equivalents. Totals might vary slightly due to rounding.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2013*
Adults Children Total
2,785 2,503 5,288
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2013
Case Type # %
FAMILY 608 39%
MISC 466 30%
HOUSING 183 12%
CONSUMER 88 6%
JUVENILE 78 5%
INCOME 53 3%
INDIVIDUAL 46 3%
EMPLOYMENT 18 1%
EDUCATION 6 0%
HEALTH 3 0%
TOTALS 1,549 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2013
Ethnicity # %
White 308 20%
African American 15 1%
Hispanic 16 1%
Native American 1,205 78%
Asian/Pacific 5 0%
Other 0 0%
TOTALS 1,549 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2013
Gender # %
Women 1,002 65%
Men 547 35%
TOTALS 1,549 100%

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