USF professor elected chair of South Dakota Council of Juvenile Services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - A University of Sioux Falls professor has been elected chair of the South Dakota Council of Juvenile Services.

Beth O'Toole, who has been part of the council for 12 years, was named the chair in December.

“South Dakota has worked very hard to improve its system and services for youth,” O’Toole said in a press release. “It is exciting to provide leadership to this group of dedicated professionals who work toward improving our state's juvenile justice system every day.”

She teaches social science and criminal justice at USF but is also active in the Sioux Falls community. O'Toole spends time teaching creative writing to convicted drug offenders at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, and leads “7 Days of Service” at the St. Francis House in December.

The South Dakota Supreme Court will hold its October 2018 term on University of Sioux Falls’ campus. The session is open to the public.