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Sponsors: Senator Shealy
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Introduced in the Senate on March 16, 2021
Introduced in the House on April 6, 2021
Adopted by the General Assembly on April 6, 2021
Summary: Children's Advocacy Center Day
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/16/2021 Senate Introduced (Senate Journal-page 4) 3/16/2021 Senate Referred to Committee on Family and Veterans' Services (Senate Journal-page 4) 3/24/2021 Senate Recalled from Committee on Family and Veterans' Services (Senate Journal-page 4) 3/24/2021 Senate Adopted, sent to House (Senate Journal-page 4) 4/6/2021 House Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence (House Journal-page 15)
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO RECOGNIZE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2021 AS "CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER DAY" IN SOUTH CAROLINA IN HONOR OF THE IMPORTANT WORK DONE TO COMBAT THE SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM OF CHILD MALTREATMENT.
Whereas, in 2020, 338,475 children were served by children's advocacy centers nationwide; and
Whereas, in 2020, children's advocacy centers throughout South Carolina served 10,001 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support services to them and their families. This represents a twenty-three percent increase in children served per year by children's advocacy centers in South Carolina over the past five years; 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 underline 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 7, 2021 as "Children's Advocacy Center Day" in South Carolina in honor of 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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