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.

Supreme Court Reverses US v Rahimi – SCCADVASA Statement

This morning’s Supreme Court decision reversing US v Rahimi, a ruling from the Fifth Circuit that struck down three decades of federal law banning abusers under a domestic violence protective order from owning a gun, will protect the lives of women across America experiencing intimate partner violence. Every month in the United States, an average […]

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Collaborative Summit Held to Discuss USC Report on Orders of Protection

On Tuesday, May 21, nearly 80 legal service providers, victim advocates, and other key stakeholders convened at the SC Bar Conference Center in Columbia for a strategic discussion of the first in-depth statewide study on Orders of Protection in South Carolina. The SC Access to Justice Commission, SC Bar Foundation, SC Coalition Against Domestic Violence & […]

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March 11, 2024 Legislative Update

SCCADVASA works proactively to increase the awareness of how laws and policies impact the lives and healing of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Our policy focus areas are determined by our member organizations’ experience of emerging and ongoing needs at the community level.  SCCADVASA strives to make sure these needs are heard, understood, and acted […]

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[image description: Text that says, “I think people sometimes don’t understand the brutality of what sexual and domestic violence is, and how it removes autonomy. Removing access to abortion care is devastating to victims of sexual and domestic violence. My job is to speak to the needs of survivors.” Sara Barber, SCCADVASA Executive Director – SCCADVASA logo]

Sara Barber Featured in Mother Jones

SCCADVASA’s Executive Director, Sara Barber, was recently featured in a Mother Jones article detailing the challenges and uncertain legal landscape faced by advocates for pregnant victims of domestic and sexual violence across the country since the fall of Roe v Wade.   Homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant people in the U.S. and […]

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February 13, 2024 Legislative Update

SCCADVASA works proactively to increase the awareness of how laws and policies impact the lives and healing of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Our policy focus areas are determined by our member organizations’ experience of emerging and ongoing needs at the community level.  SCCADVASA strives to make sure these needs are heard, understood, and acted […]

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January 16, 2024 Legislative Update

SCCADVASA works proactively to increase the awareness of how laws and policies impact the lives and healing of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Our policy focus areas are determined by our member organizations’ experience of emerging and ongoing needs at the community level.  SCCADVASA strives to make sure these needs are heard, understood, and acted […]

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