Jay Marchand


Lutheran Social Services

Jay Marchand, MSW, CSW-PIP, received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, SD and his Master of Social Work from the University of South Dakota.
Jay has worked in various domains of the social work profession for 14 years and started his career with LSS Re-Entry Services in 2012 as a case manager for fathers re-entering their communities from the South Dakota prison system; eventually being named Director in 2018. Through his role as Director, Jay oversees programming in Sioux Falls, Yankton, Springfield, Pierre and Rapid City for men and women involved in the criminal justice system. Re-Entry Services programming includes trauma informed care, corrective thinking, re-entry support, employment training, abusive partner assessments and abusive partner group work.

Jay and his staff at Re-Entry Services have created a holistic intervention model for offenders of domestic violence relying on strong partnerships with community, correctional and judicial stakeholders to attempt to break the cycle of domestic violence in their client’s lives.