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DSS Recognizes March as Social Work Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Will Batchelor 803-898-7835 Will.Batchelor@dss.sc.gov                                                                                             DSS Recognizes March as Social Work MonthMarch 1, 2022 - COLUMBIA, SC –…

SCDSS Announces New Kershaw County Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danielle Jones(803) 898-7248Danielle.Jones@dss.sc.gov SCDSS Announces New Kershaw County Director  February 7, 2022 – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) would like to announce Robin Smith as…

DSS Recognizes March as National Social Work Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Danielle Jones 803-898-7248 Danielle.Jones@dss.sc.gov   DSS Recognizes March as National Social Work Month March 1, 2021 - COLUMBIA, SC –   Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed March as ‘Social Work Month’ and the…

DSS Recognizes March as National Social Work Month

DSS Recognizes March as National Social Work Month   March 2, 2020 - COLUMBIA, SC –   Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed March as National Social Work Month. Nationally, the official theme, created by the National Association of Social…

Reflections to Mark Our Way Forward

SCDSS Program Area Accomplishments A report from State Director Michael Leach, marking his first, six months in leadership. November, 2019 It has been six months. I am grateful to be a citizen of South Carolina and serving DSS.  During the last…

SC DSS Selects Employees of the Month

July 16, 2018 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services’ Employee of the Month programs recognizes staff whose work exemplifies our core principles: Competence, Courage and Compassion.The four chosen for June were Genine Hodges,…

DSS Recognizes National Social Workers Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2018 Contact: Kathleen Goetzman 803-898-7835 Kathleen.Goetzman@dss.sc.gov   DSS Recognizes National Social Workers Month   COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) recognizes March…

DSS Recognizes Staff as July Employees of the Month

July 28, 2017 -- The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) established an Employee of the Month program to recognize staff members who perform their jobs exceptionally well, go above and beyond what is expected of them, and in doing…

DSS Recognizes Staff as Employees of the Month

March 15, 2017 - The South Carolina Department of Social Services (SC DSS) recently established a program to recognize staff members who perform their jobs exceptionally well, go above and beyond what is expected of them, and in doing so,…

Child Welfare Data

Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) State Plan Child Welfare Services Reviews Child Protective Services Data Foster Care/Licensing Data Estimated Foster Family Placement Needs Report - May 2022 Adoption Data Who Are Our Children…


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