SCCADVASA Executive Director Sara Barber was recently featured in CanvasRebel, a publication dedicated to sharing stories that matter. In the story, Sara shares how she got into this work, resilience, and what it takes to succeed in the world of victim advocacy. *Partial excerpt below. As always, we appreciate you sharing your insights and we’ve […]View
SCCADVASA News & Updates
Below you will find news and updates from both SCCADVASA and our member organizations. You will also find policy action alerts, legislative updates, monthly newsletters, op-eds, press releases and more.
By Rachel Bogle Originally Published: Nov. 9, 2022 by WMBF News Investigates HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Around 20 people per minute are victims of intimate partner violence in the United States. That adds up to more than 10 million people each year. It can happen to anyone: your friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or the person […]View
This article was initially published in the Free Times during DVAM 2022 “Their first question is often, ‘why didn’t she leave?’” South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) Executive Director Sara Barber says this is a statement she hears often. “And really the answer to that is, ‘leave and go where?,’” Barber […]View
In the October 21, 2022 episode of This Week in South Carolina by SouthCarolinaETV, SCCADVASA Director Sara Barber joins Gavin Jackson to discuss the latest trends when it comes domestic and sexual violence and what South Carolinians can do to help prevent intimate partner violence in the Palmetto State. This episode was filmed and aired […]View
Our 3rd Annual Peace by Piece campaign is a fundraising and awareness event where we ask you to consider the role you can fulfill in attaining a South Carolina free from violence. We truly believe that everyone has something to offer and everyone can make a difference in their own communities. YOU are the missing […]View
Original opinion editorial by David Travis Bland was published in The State Newspaper on October 6, 2022. What if he didn’t have a gun? What if it wasn’t so easy to squeeze a trigger? What if the bullet had gone more toward her heart? The what ifs will be running through the minds of those […]View