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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Status Offense Project: Effective Responses to Status Offense Cases & Ending the Practice of Incarcerating Children for Status Offenses in South Carolina

The goal of this project is to keep South Carolina's runaway, truant, and incorrigible youth out of secure confinement, and instead, address their needs while in their home communities. The Children’s Law Center is leading both state and local efforts to increase collaboration among family court officials, law enforcement, state agencies, private providers, and faith-based organizations, while supporting their efforts to improve outcomes for these youth and their families.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.