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The Official Web Site of the State of South Carolina

Submit complaints regarding services provided to children by state agencies (do not use this link to report allegations of child abuse or neglect).

Report all cases of abuse or neglect directly to DSS by calling 1-888-CARE4US.

Earmarked Appropriations

Earmarked appropriations pass through the Department of Children's Advocacy to several nonprofit agencies.  Prior to receiving the funds, each nonprofit must submit a plan outlining how the state funds will be spent and how the expenditures will provide a public benefit. 

The appropriation disbursement request forms, along with the quarterly expenditure reports, are published below:

S.C. Network of Children's Advocacy Centers

Children's Trust of South Carolina

Lowcountry Orphan Relief

Dickerson Child Advocacy Center

The Department of Children's Advocacy publishes these reports in accordance with Proviso 117.21 [PDF] of the Annual Appropriations Act and pursuant to Executive Order 2022-19.  The proviso and executive order provide guidance on the information state agencies are required to collect prior to and after disbursing earmarked appropriations included in the Annual Appropriations Act.  For more information, please read the EBO communication to Agency Chief Financial Officers (September 1, 2022) [PDF].

S.C. Department of Children's Advocacy 

1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 471A

Columbia, SC 29201

Office: 803-734-3176

Toll Free Complaint Line: 1-800-206-1957