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Standing Up for Victims, Communities and Taxpayers

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services is committed to providing motivated offenders with the opportunity to succeed - but only in the framework of public safety. We work to make offenders taxpayers rather than tax burdens and focus extensively on preserving the rights of victims and restoring their quality of life.

Victim Assistance for Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery. Human trafficking is tied with arms as the second largest criminal industry in the world today – after drug dealing – and is the fastest growing. Victims of human trafficking in the U.S. who are non-U.S. citizens are eligible to receive a special visa and other benefits and services through the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). Victims who are U.S. citizens may already be eligible to receive many of these benefits. These benefits and services include access to social service programs and immigration assistance needed to help victims safely and securely rebuild their lives in the United States.

Victim Services

The S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services created the Office of Victim Services (OVS) in 1986. We were the first probation/parole agency in the country to hire staff whose sole responsibility was to work with victims.

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