South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) Training Announcement: Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking within the United States
July 19, 2012
SC Department of Juvenile Justice
Bill Rogers Community Connections Center
4900 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Registration and Additional Information at: http://sccadvasa.org/training
Registration deadline is July 13, 2012
Space is Limited, so please register soon.
For Hotel Reservations Call:
Call Hampton Inn-Harbison 803.749.6999
101 Woodcross Drive
Columbia, SC 29212
Refer to group code: SCC
The deadline to confirm the group rate of $89.00 per night plus applicable taxes and fees is July 4, 2012.
For more information, please call Donna Thompson at 803.256.2900 ext. 106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE SEE BROCHURE FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION
FREE for SCCADVASA Member Program Advocates
$15.00 for SCCADVASA Affiliate Members & Students (Students must provide ID)
$25.00 for General Registration
There will be 6.0 Continuing Education Hours offered for:
- Law Enforcement,
- Social Work and
- Victim Service Provider.
In case you haven’t heard, October is DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH.
Show your support of victims of Domestic Violence but wearing a purple ribbon.
Additionally, if you are or know someone who is a victim of domestic violence and needs assistance, even beginning to figure out where to start, here are 2 national resources:
Additional resources in South Carolina:
Robin gave me some of the information she received at the recent Equal Justice Conference in Orlando. A handout from the ABA Commission on Domestic Violence immediately stood out to me. They are creating a National Domestic Violence Pro Bono Legal Service Provider Directory. This directory will increase the number of pro bono attorney’s working with victims of domestic violence. The directory will be available this summer on their website ProBono.Net. Through programs in the directory the Commission will use, train and mentor volunteer lawyers. The directory will make access to the legal process easier for victims of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is an enormous problem in South Carolina. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 35,894 people were victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence resulted in 28% of the murders in South Carolina in 2006. The South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault reports that South Carolina ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of women killed by men.
If you are an attorney interested in helping victims of domestic violence visit www.abanet.org/domviol to see how you can help. You can also receive CLE credit by watching a Webinar series on Domestic violence. But hurry, the Webinar ends May 27th!