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Advocates say reform of South Carolina’s juvenile justice system is much needed – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-26 17:39:01 –

Columbia, South Carolina (WSPA) — South Carolina supporters are renewing momentum to make changes to the state’s juvenile justice system.

Wendy Burner said he didn’t want another child in South Carolina to experience what his daughter had experienced.

Verner and others support aloud S.53Also known as the Juvenile Justice Reform Act. “We need to address the issue with the same response that causes it,” Warner said.

Verner’s daughter spent her time at a South Carolina Boys’ Department of Justice (DJJ) facility and was released earlier this year. Werner believes that reforming the system will help children and make things better for DJJ staff.

“I think I was able to prevent the many injuries my daughter experienced at the facility,” she said. “Not only for her, but for the boys with her. I wouldn’t even have this conversation right now,” he said.

This week, a legislative committee on citizens and children met in Colombia. They heard from supporters of S.53. They said the bill would make some extensive reforms to the system.

According to advocates, it will reduce the number of children ending up in DJJ custody. Mr. Werner said the law also prohibits the practice of cell confinement.

Every Black Girl Inc. Vivan Anderson, the founder and secretary-general of the law, said the law would also suspend the practice of automatically placing former prisoners in alternative schools.

Anderson said the school could be demolished to put the South Carolina pipeline in jail.

The law will also create a “Bill of Rights” for children detained in South Carolina.

“Our main goal here is to prevent these children from being offended so far,” said Werner.

A joint legislative committee on citizens and children will meet on September 30 in Greenville.For more information click here.

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