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 […]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.
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
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
Opinion Editorial written by Sara Barber published 10/2/2022 by The Post and Courier When we think of home, most of us think of a place of warmth, love and safety, but as we begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we must recognize that for thousands of South Carolinians, this is not the case. Home is instead […]View
On September 20th, the Violence Policy Center released its When Men Murder Women annual study. State by state, the study details the circumstances of all reported homicides of women by men in single-victim/single-offender incidents. The study also ranks the states based on their rate of females killed by males. This research is used by state […]View