We believe all children deserve to be safe, educated, healthy, and connected. This starts with a community that is informed about issues and empowered to solve their own problems.

We are committed to preventing child abuse before it occurs. We educate individuals, families, and communities about how to strengthen families. We empower organizations as they work with clients and their community toward common prevention goals. We equip prevention professionals with professional skills that prevent child abuse, neglect, and unintentional injuries.

As part of its reform efforts, SCDSS entered into a Final Settlement Agreement regarding the Michelle H., 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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