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Gov. McMaster Signs the Child Abuse Response Protocol Act

September 9, 2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster was joined today by Lieutenant Governor Pamela S. Evette, members of the General Assembly, and children advocacy leaders for a ceremonial bill signing of S.229, the Child Abuse Response Protocol Act. The act establishes a statewide protocol to effectively and efficiently respond to child abuse cases.

The legislation formalizes the use of Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams in the statewide response to child abuse and will help to ensure that all children have access to the trauma informed evidence based services that Children’s Advocacy Centers provide regardless of where they live in South Carolina.