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.

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From Victim to Survivor: The fight against domestic violence in Horry County

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 […]

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Why Housing Stability is Critical to Preventing Domestic Violence

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 […]

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SCCADVASA featured on “This Week in South Carolina”

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 […]

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We Must Focus on Prevention to End Sexual Violence In South Carolina

Originally published in the Free Times on 4/27/2022 The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, or SCCADVASA, is celebrating its 40th anniversary of working in collaboration with its member organizations toward a South Carolina free from domestic and sexual violence. SCCADVASA is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on ending domestic violence […]

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SCCADVASA Celebrates 40 Years Serving as the Collective Voice Promoting the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence in South Carolina

Please find below a letter from SCCADVASA Executive Director Sara Barber that accompanied the release of this publication in September 2021. Dear supporters, partners and friends,  I am delighted to share with you today a publication that memorializes and celebrates forty years of SCCADVASA serving as the collective voice promoting prevention of domestic and sexual violence in South […]

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