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Sponsors: Senators Hutto, Jackson and Shealy
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Introduced in the Senate on March 14, 2019
Introduced in the House on March 27, 2019
Adopted by the General Assembly on March 27, 2019
Summary: Children's Advocacy Center Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/14/2019 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 7) 3/14/2019 Senate Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services (Senate Journal-page 7) 3/26/2019 Senate Recalled from Committee on Family and Veterans' Services (Senate Journal-page 3) 3/26/2019 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 3) 3/27/2019 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 2)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO RECOGNIZE TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2019 AS "CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN ORDER TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT.
Whereas, in 2018, an estimated 334,626 children were served by children's advocacy centers nationwide; and
Whereas, in 2018, children's advocacy centers throughout South Carolina served an estimated 9,558 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support services to the children and their families. Of these 9,558 children, approximately seventy-eight percent were twelve years old or younger; and
Whereas, although neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment, victims also suffer year after year from physical abuse, sexual abuse, drug endangerment, commercial sexual exploitation, and psychological maltreatment; and
Whereas, children's advocacy centers seek to model, promote, and deliver excellence in child abuse response and prevention through direct service, education, collaboration, and leadership; and
Whereas, it is entirely appropriate for the South Carolina General Assembly to pause in its deliberations to underscore the growing problem of child abuse and the serious impact its continued existence has on the citizens of South Carolina, as well as on those of the rest of the nation. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, recognize Tuesday, April 2, 2019 as "Children's Advocacy Center Day" in South Carolina in order to call attention to the important work done to combat the significant problem of child maltreatment.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Thomas Knapp, Executive Director of the South Carolina Network of Children's Advocacy Centers.
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