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Children's Law Center

University of South Carolina School of Law

1600 Hampton St., Ste. 502
Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: (803) 777-1646
Fax: (803) 777-8686

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The Children's Law Center is a resource center for South Carolina professionals who are involved in child maltreatment or juvenile justice court proceedings. The overall purpose of the Children's Law Center is to help professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills, so that court proceedings will have the best possible outcomes for children. This goal is accomplished through a variety of training events, information and technical assistance, written resource materials, and education through the USC School of Law. Most services are available to all parties, prosecutors, guardians ad litem, judges, juvenile justice staff, child protection caseworkers and expert witnesses.

The Children's Law Center, a program of the USC School of Law, is funded by a variety of state and federal grant sources. The office was established in 1995 through the efforts of S.C. Families for Kids, a partnership of the United Way of South Carolina and the S.C. Department of Social Services. The office began with a focus on resources for child protection professionals. The Children's Law Center in also responsible for coordinating the South Carolina Children's Justice Task Force.