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Child Protection

S.C. Code § 63-7- Child Protection and Permanency
Article 1. General Provisions
§ 63-7-20. Definitions.
Article 3. Subarticle 1. Identification, Investigation and Intervention
§ 63-7-310(a)(b). Persons Required to Report (Mandated Reporters).
§ 63-7-310(c). Persons Encouraged to Report.
§ 63-7-330. Confidentiality of Information.
§ 63-7-390. Reporter Immunity from Liability.
§ 63-7-410. Failure to Report; Penalties.
§ 63-7-430. Civil Action for Bad Faith Reporting.
§ 63-7-440. Knowingly Making A False Report.
Article 3. Subarticle 3. Emergency Protective Custody
§ 63-7-620. Emergency Protective Custody.
§ 63-7-640. Preliminary Custody.
§ 63-7-680. Emergency Protective Custody Extension.
§ 63-7-690. Relative Placement.
§ 63-7-710. Probable Cause Hearing.
§ 63-7-710(c). Appointment of Guardian ad Litem and Counsel at Probable Cause Hearing.
§ 63-7-710(e). Time Frame for Merits/Removal Hearing
§ 63-7-720. Reasonable Effort to Prevent Removal.
§ 63-7-730. Expedited Relative Placement.
§ 63-7-740. Ex Parte Emergency Protective Custody.
Article 3. Subarticle 11. Judicial Proceedings
See § 63-7-710(c)
§ 63-7-1620(1). Appointment of Guardian ad Litem for Child.
§ 63-7-1620(2). Appointment of Counsel for Child.
§ 63-7-1620(3). Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Defendants.
Article 3. Subarticle 11. Judicial Proceedings
See § 63-7-710(e)
§ 63-7-1650. Services Without Removal (Intervention Action).
§ 63-7-1660. Services With Removal.
§ 63-7-1670. Treatment Plan.
§ 63-7-1680. Approval or Amendment of Plan (Placement Plan).
§ 63-7-1690. Placement Plans, Substance Abuse Issues.
§ 63-7-1700. Permanency Planning Hearing.
§ 63-7-1720. Standards for Terminating Parental Rights.
Article 3. Subarticle 13. Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect
§ 63-7-1930. Petition for Placement of Central Registry.
§ 63-7-1940. Court Order Placement in Central Registry.
§ 63-7-1990. Confidentiality and Release of Records and Information.
Article 7. Termination of Parental Rights
See § 63-7-1710
§ 63-7-2530. Filing Procedures.
§ 63-7-2550. Services of Petition.
§ 63-7-2570. Grounds for Termination of Parental Rights and Best Interest of Child.
§ 63-7-2590. Effects of Termination of Parental Rights Order.

S.C. Code § 63-9- Adoptions
Article 1. Subarticle 3. Consent and Relinquishment
§ 63-9-310. Persons Who Must Give Consent or Relinquishment.
§ 63-9-320. Persons Not Required to Give Consent or Relinquishment.
§ 63-9-330. Form and Content of Consent and Relinquishment.
§ 63-9-340. Signing Consent and Relinquishment.
§ 63-9-350. Withdrawal of Consent or Relinquishment.
Article 1. Subarticle 8. Responsible Father Registry
§ 63-9-810. State Interest; Purpose of Registry.
§ 63-9-820. Registry Established; Definitions; Claims of Paternity; Promulgation of Regulations; Unauthorized Use.

S.C. Code § 63-11- Children's Services Agencies
Article 5. Guardian ad Litem Program
§ 63-11-510. Responsibilities of Guardian ad Litem.
§ 63-11-530. Guardian ad Litem to Represent Best Interests of the Child.
§ 63-11-540. Right of Access to Information and Records.
§ 63-11-550. Confidentiality of Records and Information.
Article 7. Foster Care Review Board
§ 63-11-720. Functions and Powers of Local Boards.
§ 63-11-750. Participation in Judicial Reviews.

Juvenile Justice

S.C. Code § 63-19- Juvenile Justice Code
Article 1. General Provisions
§ 63-19-10. Short Title.
§ 63-19-30. Definitions.
§ 63-19-30. Other State Agencies; Preexisting Obligations.
Article 3. Department of Juvenile Justice
§ 63-19-310. Department Created.
§ 63-19-330. Policy Setting Responsibilities of Director; Exec. Responsibilities of Director.
§ 63-19-340. Annual Report.
§ 63-19-350. Community Services.
§ 63-19-360. Institutional Services.
§ 63-19-370. Interdepartmental Agreements; Retention of Grant Revenues.
§ 63-19-380. Special School District Designation.
§ 63-19-390. Peace Officers and Constables.
§ 63-19-410. Fees.
§ 63-19-450. Youth Industries Program.
§ 63-19-460. Voluntary Participation in Program.
§ 63-19-480. Compensation of Victims Crime Fund.
§ 63-19-490. Authority to Promulgate Regulations.
Article 5. Board of Juvenile Parole
§ 63-19-610. Board.
§ 63-19-620. Removal of Member.
§ 63-19-630. Officers; Rules and Procedures.
§ 63-19-640. Compensation.
Article 7. Custody and Detention
§ 63-19-810. Taking a Child Into Custody.
§ 63-19-820. Out-of-Home Placement.
§ 63-19-830. Detention Hearings; Screenings.
§ 63-19-840. Detention Homes; Temporary Care and Custody.
§ 63-19-850. Transportation to Detention Facility.
Article 9. Intake and Initiation of Proceedings
§ 63-19-1010. Intake and Probation.
§ 63-19-1020. Instituting Proceedings.
§ 63-19-1030. Prehearing Inquiry.
§ 63-19-1040. Indigent Defense.
Article 11. Transfer of Jurisdiction
§ 63-19-1210. Transfer of Jurisdiction.
Article 13. Dispositional Powers of the Court
§ 63-19-1410. Adjudication.
§ 63-19-1420. Driver's License Suspension.
§ 63-19-1430. Youth Mentor Act.
§ 63-19-1440. Commitment.
§ 63-19-1450. Commitment of Juvenile with Mental Illness of Mental Retardation.
§ 63-19-1460. Conveyance by Sherriff.
§ 63-19-1470. Adult Commitment.
Article 15. Department's Commitment Responsibilities
§ 63-19-1610. Exclusive Care; Payment by Local Governments for Use of Facilities.
§ 63-19-1620. Further Care; Education.
§ 63-19-1630. Institutional Transfer.
§ 63-19-1640. Furloughs.
§ 63-19-1650. Youthful Offender Division Transfer.
§ 63-19-1660. Interference.
§ 63-19-1670. Contraband.
§ 63-19-1680. Child Support Payments.
Article 17. Parole and Aftercare
§ 63-19-1810. Determination of Release.
§ 63-19-1820. Board of Juvenile Parole; Review and Appearance Procedures.
§ 63-19-1830. Legal Representation Before Board.
§ 63-19-1840. Aftercare Investigations.
§ 63-19-1850. Conditional Release; Search and Seizure.
§ 63-19-1860. Conditional Release Violation.
§ 63-19-1870. Revocation of Conditional Release.
§ 63-19-1880. Probation Counselors.
Article 19. Juvenile Records
§ 63-19-2010. Records.
§ 63-19-2020. Confidentiality.
§ 63-19-2030. Law Enforcement Records.
§ 63-19-2040. Release of Information.
§ 63-19-2050. Petition for Record Destruction.
Article 21. Interstate Compact for Juveniles
§ 63-19-2220. Interstate Compact for Juveniles.
Article 23. Offenses Involving Minors
§ 63-19-2410. Misrepresentation of Age for Admission to Theatre.
§ 63-19-2420. Loitering in a Billiard Room.
§ 63-19-2430. Playing Pinball.
§ 63-19-2440. Beer and Wine Purchase, Consumption or Possession.
§ 63-19-2450. Alcoholic Beverage Purchase, Consumption or Possession.
§ 63-19-2460. Alcoholic Beverages in Home; Religious Use Exception.

Criminal

S.C. Code § 16-3- Offenses Against the Person
Article 1. Homicide
§ 16-3-85. Homicide by Child Abuse.
§ 16-3-95. Great bodily Injury upon a Child.
Article 7. Assault and Criminal Sexual Conduct
§ 16-3-600(B)(1). Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature.
§ 16-3-600(C)(1). Assault and Battery in the First Degree.
§ 16-3-600(D)(1). Assault and Battery in the Second degree.
§ 16-3-600(E)(1). Assault and Battery in the Third Degree.
§ 16-3-651. Criminal Sexual Conduct; Definitions.
§ 16-3-652. Criminal Sexual Conduct in the First Degree.
§ 16-3-653. Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Second Degree.
§ 16-3-654. Criminal Sexual Conduct in the Third Degree.
§ 16-3-655. Criminal Sexual Conduct with Minors.
§ 16-3-656. CSC: Assaults with Intent to Commit.
§ 16-3-657. Corroboration not Required.
§ 16-3-659. Presumption Abolished.
§ 16-3-659. Presumption of Incapacity Abolished.
§ 16-3-659.1. Rape Shield Statute.
§ 16-3-740. Required Testing of Certain Convicted Offenders.
§ 16-3-750. Polygraph Exam of Victim.
§ 16-3-755. Sexual Battery: Persons Affiliated with Schools and Students.
Article 8. Sexual Performance by Children
§ 16-3-810. Engaging Child for Sexual Performance.
§ 16-3-820. Sexual Performance by Child.
Article 9. Kidnapping
§ 16-3-910. Kidnapping.
Article 13. Compensation of Victims of Crime
§ 16-3-1350. Medicolegal Examinations for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse.
Article 15. Victim and Witness Service
§ 16-3-1505 - 1569. Victim and Witness Services.
§ 16-3-1550(E). Closed Courtroom or Taped Testimony.

S.C. Code § 16-15- Offenses Against Morality and Decency
Article 1. Miscellaneous Offenses
§ 16-15-20. Incest.
§ 16-15-120. Buggery.
§ 16-15-130. Indecent exposure.
§ 16-15-140. Lewd Acts upon a Child under Sixteen.
Article 3. Obscenity, Material Harmful to Minors, Child Exploitation, and Child Prostitution
§ 16-15-305. Disseminating Obscenity; Definitions.
§ 16-15-335. Using Minor to Violate Obscenity Statutes.
§ 16-15-342. Criminal Solicitation of a Minor.
§ 16-15-345. Disseminating Obscenity to a Minor under 18.
§ 16-15-355. Disseminating Obscenity to a Minor 12 or under.
§ 16-15-385. Disseminating Harmful Material.
§ 16-15-387. Sexually Explicit Public Nudity.
§ 16-15-395. First Degree Exploitation of Minor.
§ 16-15-405. Second Degree Exploitation of a Minor.
§ 16-15-410. Third Degree Exploitation of a Minor.
§ 16-15-415. Promoting Prostitution of a Minor.
§ 16-15-425. Participating in Prostitution of a Minor.

S.C. Code § 16-17- Offenses Against Public Policy
Article 7. Miscellaneous Offenses
§ 16-17-490. Contributing to Delinquency of a Minor.
§ 16-17-495. Custodial Interference.
§ 16-17-510. Enticing a Child from School.

S.C. Code § 17-23- Pleading and Trial
§ 17-23-175. Admissibility of Out-of-court Statements of a Child under the Age of Twelve.

S.C. Code § 19-1- Evidence: General Provisions
§ 19-1-180. Child Hearsay in Family Court.

S.C. Code § 23-3- SC Law Enforcement Division
Article 7. Sex Offender Registry
§ 23-3-400 - 525. Sex Offender Registration.
§ 23-3-465. Prohibition Against Sex Offender Living in Campus Student Housing.
§ 23-3-535(B). Limitation on Places of Residence of Certain Sex Offenders.
§ 23-3-540. Electronic Monitoring, Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor.
§ 23-3-545. Effect of Conviction of Willfully Violating Term or Condition of Active Electronic Monitoring.

S.C. Code § 44-29- Contagious and Infectious Diseases
§ 44-29-60. Exposing Other to STDs.
§ 44-29-145. Exposing Others to HIV.

S.C. Code § 44-48- Sexually Violent Predator Act
§ 44-48-10-170. Involuntary Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators.

S.C. Code § 44-53- Poisons, Drugs and Other Controlled Substances
§ 44-53-378. Manufacture of Amphetamine or Methamphetamine in the Presence of a Child.

S.C. Code § 63-5- Legal Status of Children
Article 1. Parent-Child Relationship
§ 63-5-70. Unlawful Conduct Towards a Child.
§ 63-5-80. Cruelty to Children.

S.C. Code § 63-7- Child Protection and Permanency
Article 3. Subarticle 3. Emergency Protective Custody
§ 63-7-760. Interagency Protocols.
Article 3. Subarticle 5. Intake and Investigation Duties of DSS
§ 63-7-920(C). Number and Place of Interviews.
§ 63-7-980. Cooperation Between Law Enforcement and DSS.

S.C. Code § 63-11- Children's Service Agencies
Article 3. Children's Advocacy Centers
§ 63-11-310. Children's Advocacy Centers.
Article 19. Department of Child Fatalities and the State Child Fatality Advisory Committee
§ 63-11-1940. Department of Child Fatalities.
§ 63-11-1950. Child fatality Advisory Committee.
§ 63-11-1970. Access to Information.

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