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Adult Advocacy Division





The SCDSS Adult Advocacy Division administers the Adult Protective Services (APS) and the Domestic Violence Programs. The Division coordinates services to individuals who are 18 or older and are the victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Learn more about Adult Protective Services here.

Learn more about the Domestic Violence Program here.


To report suspected Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult, call  1-888-CARE4US (1-888-227-3487) or click here to make a report online.

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Do you have a complaint regarding services being provided to a child by a state agency? Please submit your complaint by phone (1-800-206-1957) or an electronic submission form here with the South Carolina Department of Children's Advocacy.