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Raise the Age Law
The Raise the Age law, effective July 1, 2019, raises the age in South Carolina for youth to be charged as adults from 17 to 18.
Committee on Children Releases 2019 Annual Report [pdf]
This 2019 Annual Report of the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children provides information to the Governor and the General Assembly in the consideration of policy, funding, and legislation that affects children.
Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children Releases 2019 Data Reference Book [pdf]
The 2019 edition of the Committee on Children Data Reference Book is now available. The Data Book contains over 120 data points about children’s well-being, including some indicators that are new this year.