Child Protection

Family First Prevention Services Act Website

Signed into law on February 9, 2018, as a part of the Bipartisan Budget Act (HR. 1892), Family First includes long-overdue historic reforms to help keep children safely with their families and avoid the traumatic experience of entering foster care. In … Read More

Disparities in Child Welfare: Considering the Implementation of Differential Response

Disparities in Child Welfare: Considering the Implementation of Differential Response Published by the National Quality Improvement Center on Differential Response in Child Protective Services (QIC-DR), this issue brief seeks to explore the ways in which a differential response-organized Child Protection … Read More

Working with the Courts in Child Protection

This manual provides the basic information needed by CPS caseworkers to work successfully with the courts. It introduces concepts and terminology associated with the courts, describes the key court processes, and presents practical information to help caseworkers prepare for what … Read More

South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force 2019 Annual Report

Human trafficking is a complex, insidious crime that infiltrates communities across South Carolina. Traffickers continue to target the vulnerable as well as those in mainstream society. It presents a public health and public safety issue that violates basic human rights. … Read More