Is there a School to Prison pipeline in your county?

April 21, 2015

A few weeks ago we told you about our recent win in Jasper County.  This week, we wanted to tell you more about the kids who were denied their right to an education and the School-to-Prison pipeline that is permanently altering the lives of so many kids in our state. Imagine being an 18 year…

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Kids in DSS Custody Can Get Help Transitioning to Adulthood

April 13, 2015

Imagine being 5 and a stranger comes to your house and takes you away. Before you were taken away you were hurt by someone in your home. You don’t get to live with your parents again. You are sent to a foster parent, if you’re lucky, but more likely in the state of SC you…

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SC Appleseed Wins Educational Services for Students in Jasper County Schools

March 19, 2015

Earlier this month, SC Appleseed received the great news that we were successful in our efforts to ensure that Jasper County School District (JCSD) would follow the law by serving all students in its schools.  In January, we filed an administrative complaint with the SC Department of Education against JCSD.  We have been working with…

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SC Appleseed Takes Action on Two Fronts to Protect Children

January 15, 2015

CHILDREN SUE SOUTH CAROLINA TO END LONGSTANDING DANGERS IN FOSTER CARE Copy of Complaint in MICHELLE H. v. HALEY 2015.1.12 (Charleston, S.C.) – Citing dangerous deficiencies in South Carolina’s child welfare system – including a drastic shortage of foster homes, excessive caseloads and a failure to provide children with basic health care – national advocacy…

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