MEDIA CONTACT: Megan Finnern, 989-798-6905, [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2022 – The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA), South Carolina’s leading voice for the prevention of sexual and domestic violence, launches the “Don’t Stand By” campaign during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) 2022. SAAM takes place during the month […]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.
Opinion Editorial written by Dr. Valerie Ekue published 3/31/2022 by The Post and Courier From a young age, as far back as I can remember, I have seen, heard, thought and experienced things that no one, let alone a child, should ever have to experience. I grew up in Harlem, and like many other black […]View
In 2022, our federal advocacy efforts were focused mainly on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We are pleased to share that this was passed by Congress on March 10, 2022, as part of the Omnibus Fiscal 2022 spending package. The passage of the bill reauthorizes VAWA programs until 2027. This article provides […]View
As part of its “Unsafe at Home” multi-week series on domestic violence in South Carolina, WBTW Anchor Braley Dodson interviewed SCCADVASA executive director Sara Barber on South Carolina’s consistent ranking among the worst in the nation for both its rate of domestic violence and for how often women are killed by men. Excerpt below. You […]View
In this episode of This Week in South Carolina by SouthCarolinaETV, SCCADVASA Director Sara Barber gives an update on the continued issue of domestic violence in the state. This episode was filmed and aired during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.View
In this City Talk video interview filmed during Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2021, you will hear directly from Sara Barber, Executive Director of the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Sara explains the services offered by her organization and speak towards the importance of domestic violence awareness.View