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  • Basic Information on Domestic Violence

    This web site contains brochures with valuable information about domestic violence and safety planning for victims, their children, attorneys and advocates. The brochures are in PDF format and may be downloaded or printed out. The brochures are also available through the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association
  • Children Are Victims, Too

    Domestic abuse affects children as well as adults. This page includes safety tips for children and suggestions for adults. Content Detail

    By:
    Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse
  • Compensation For Domestic Violence Victims

    State law permits persons who have been emotionally and/or physically injured in a reported crime to receive certain benefits from SOVA. Individual victims, immediate family members, or their legal representatives can apply for consideration. Content Detail

    By:
    State Office of Victim Assistance
  • Domestic Violence

    Lawline FAQ: The Protection from Domestic Abuse Act is a law in South Carolina to protect wives and husbands, former spouses, children and other close relatives from physical harm, threat of harm or criminal sexual conduct by providing help through family court to get a protective order. Physical abuse occurs in various forms - being kicked, punched, slapped, shoved, sexually molested or harmed bodily in any way. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Program

    What My Sister's House advocates do for domestic violence victims, and how to reach the advocates in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester Counties. Content Detail

    By:
    My Sister's House, Inc.
  • Domestic Violence Safety Plan

    Are you in an abusive relationship? Here are some tips for getting out safely. Content Detail

    By:
    My Sister's House
  • DSS Services in Domestic Violence

    The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) through its Battered Spouse Program has provided assistance for victims of domestic violence for eighteen years. The program provides support for crisis intervention and prevention services to victims of family violence, their children and abusers through a network of community based nonprofit service providers. Content Detail

    By:
    SC Department of Social Services
  • Domestic Violence: Safety Tips for You and Your Family

    Whether or not you feel you are able to leave someone who is abusing you, there are things you can do to make you and your family safer. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
  • If You Are Beaten or Threatened with Physical Abuse…

    What to do if someone abuses or threatens to abuse you. Content Detail

    By:
    Sistercare, Inc.
  • Immigrants and Domestic Violence

    PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Immigrant Women and Abuse

    If you are an immigrant to the United States, and you are a victim of domestic violence or rape, here are some suggestions we hope will help you. Content Detail

    By:
    Women's Justice Center
  • Know Your Rights: Domestic Violence

    If someone is abusing you or someone in your household, you do not have to accept it - even if your spouse is the abuser. The police and courts can help you stop the abuse. This brochure explains your basic rights and gives you information about where you can get help in an emergency. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence
  • Lawyer Referral Service Online

    The Lawyer Referral Service Online provides a list of attorneys by county that participate in the Bar's LRS program. To find an attorney simply click the county in which you live and look for one that practices in the area of law concerning your question. Content Detail

    By:
    South Carolina Bar Association