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southeastern prevention resource center

Volunteers of America Dakota's Southeastern Prevention Resource Center dedicates its efforts to the following:

  • Creating safe families, schools, and communities
  • Preventing the misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Increasing safe driving and passenger safety

PRC Services

"Data Results for Substance Use in South Dakota Among Youth, Young Adults and Adults"

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Volunteers of America Diversion Class


Diversion Class

Our diversion classes use the Prime For Life Curriculum which is an evidence-based motivational prevention, intervention and pretreatment program specifically designed for people who may be making high-risk choices. It is designed to change drinking and drug use behaviors by changing beliefs, attitudes, risk perceptions, motivations, and the knowledge of how to reduce their risk of alcohol and drug related problems throughout their lives.

Age Group: 18 to 20 years-old
Program Length: 12 hours

Drivers Safety Program in South Dakota


SD Safe Driver's Class

South Dakota law requires all first-time offenders to complete a 12-hour education intervention program. The objectives of Volunteers of America, Dakota's program include:

  • Participants will not engage in future high-risk substance use, especially driving under the influence.
  • Participants practice responsible decision-making as it applies to alcohol or other drug use.
  • Participants examine the consequences they have experienced as a result of their current arrest.
  • Participants learn accurate information about alcohol and other drug abuse.
  • Participants understand the risks and symptoms associated with alcohol and other drug abuse.
  • Participants examine their own alcohol/other drug use and the factors that affect their current drinking and/or using behavior.
  • Participants weigh the benefits and consequences of past behavior and future change.
  • Participants develop and implement a Personal Change Plan to avoid future problems with alcohol and/or drugs and driving.

​Age Group: 18 and over
Program Length: 12 hours