The Children’s Law Center conducts over 300 training programs and meetings annually for more than 10,000 professionals, including attorneys, judges, case workers, guardians ad litem, law enforcement, educators, and other child-serving professionals.
In addition to training, the Children’s Law Center staff develops and distributes written resource materials, offers information and technical assistance to practitioners, and provides research assistance and staff support to various task forces and committees across the state. The Center specifically serves as the research and writing staff for the South Carolina Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children, the South Carolina Children’s Justice Act Task Force, and the South Carolina Family Court Bench-Bar Committee.
The Center also conducts research and data analysis to identify systemic barriers facing our at-risk children and those already in crisis, and to find effective solutions to overcome those barriers. Staff members educate and provide guidance to state legislators and policy makers to facilitate informed decision making regarding laws and policies impacting the safety and well-being of our state’s children.
The Children's Law Center, a program of the University of South Carolina School of Law, is funded by a variety of state and federal grant sources. The office was established in 1995 through the efforts of S.C. Families for Kids, a partnership of the United Way of South Carolina and the S.C. Department of Social Services.
Office: 803 777-1646
Fax: 803 777-8686
1600 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29208