Address issues related to children's legal rights and juvenile justice. Coordinate with other children's services groups to improve the way the legal system functions in relation to children. Develop CLE seminars and materials on issues affecting children and those who represent them, both as lawyers and GALs.
Draft, evaluate, and support legislation in an effort to improve the legal system for children.
Provide resources and information to members of the public in order to make the legal system more accessible.
Educate members of the Bar regarding not only new laws impacting children and current trends in child welfare, but also regarding basic information to enable them to be more effective advocates for children.
The Family Court Process for Children Charged with Criminal and Status Offenses in South Carolina
USC Children's Law Center
Sarah Darbee Smith
P.O. Box 21069
Columbia, SC 29221-1069
(803) 799-6653, ext. 182