Resource Friday/Viernes de recursos

Resource Friday/Viernes de Recursos
Resource Friday/Viernes de Recursos

If you are a South Carolina parent under investigation by the SC Department of Social Services (SC DSS) for child abuse or neglect, it is likely that you have already received a copy of this informative booklet.

However, if you haven’t OR if you are a family member, other interested person OR law student interested in the process, then you may be interested to know that this information is available online in English AND in Spanish.

The information is written in Plain English (you know we’re a fan of that) and provides definitions, defines the investigative process including Initial Report and Investigation, Emergency Protective Custody,  The Probable Cause or 72-Hour Hearing,  Merits or Removal Hearing, Intervention Hearing, Permanency Planning HearingTermination of Parental Rights and offers tips for parents under investigation.

Para información en español:

And the information is current at least as of this writing.

Thanks to both SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center and the Children’s Law Center for pulling together this valuable information!