About Our Program

The Domestic Violence Program is responsible for strategic planning, policy development, technical assistance, monitoring, administration and disbursement of state and federal funds to domestic violence service providers across the state.
We know that domestic violence impacts families across the lifespan and in every facet of their lives. The Domestic Violence Program is dedicated to supporting domestic violence organizations that assist in providing safety and support to survivors of domestic violence and their dependents.

In addition to working with program areas within SCDSS, including Child Protective Services, Family Independence (economic services), Adult Protective Services, and Child Support Enforcement; The Domestic Violence Program maintains partnership and collaborative efforts with other state agencies and community partners in an effort to develop and maintain best practices in domestic violence prevention. Our efforts to work on ending domestic violence in South Carolina would not be possible without these vital alliances.

As part of its reform efforts, SCDSS entered into a Final Settlement Agreement regarding the Michelle H., et.al. federal class action lawsuit and has committed to short-term, intermediate, and long-term systemic improvements for children in foster care.

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