CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND LEGAL SERVICES
Compiled by Spartanburg County Public Libraries

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ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE COMMISSION, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Alcohol and Drug Safety Action (ADSAP); Offender-Based Intervention (OBI);
Outpatient Treatment Services; Prevention Services, Drug Court Program
Lisa Hendrick
PO Box 1252
Spartanburg, SC  29304
STREET ADDRESS: 187 West Broad Street, Suite 200, Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864)582-7588, Ext. 203
EMAIL: hendrick@sadac.org
INTERNET: www.sadac.org
WALK-IN ASSESSMENT HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-3:30 pm, and Friday, 8-11am;
BUSINESS HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Residents of Spartanburg County
FEES: Hourly fees for services with payment plans; Medicaid and other 3rd party insurers accepted.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Walk-in during assessment hours.
For information on all services offered, please visit the website.
FUNDING: Federal; State; Spartanburg County; Fees
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Pam Newman, ext. 201
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110607

ALSTON-WILKES SOCIETY
Barbara Rippy, Community Service Coordinator for Midlands
3519 Medical Drive
Columbia, SC  29203-6517
(803)799-2490
EMAIL: sannewalker@alstonwilkessociety.org
INTERNET: www.alstonwilkessociety.org/
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Offenders, ex-offenders, veterans, homeless.
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interview process
Motto: "Serving adult and youth offenders. Rebuilding lives for a safer community."
FUNDING: Contributions; United Way
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20100914

BAR, SOUTH CAROLINA
Lawyer Referral Service
Joan Brown
PO Box 608
Columbia, SC  29202-0608
STREET ADDRESS: 950 Taylor Street
1-800-868-2284
INTERNET: www.scbar.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm (online service available 24 hours)
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Anyone
FEES: No fee for referral
Referrals to lawyers in different locations and types of law. Provides a reduced rate of no more than $50.00 for first 30 minute consultation with lawyer. Fees thereafter will be at the lawyer’s regular rate.
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina Bar
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110914

BAR, SOUTH CAROLINA
Legal Clinics
950 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC  29202
(803)799-6653 ; FAX: (803)799-4118
EMAIL: scbar-info@scbar.org
INTERNET: www.scbar.org click: "For the Public"
The South Carolina Bar offers a number of free legal clinics around the state.
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20111031

CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER OF SPARTANBURG
Jo Gramling Lopez, Executive Director
100 Washington Place
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)515-9922 ; FAX: (864)515-9919
EMAIL: jo@cacsp.org
INTERNET: www.cacsp.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm and by appointment
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Sexually and physically abused children and their families
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for more information
Provides counseling and services to child victims of sexual or physical abuse in a caring, safe environment.  Works with law enforcement, Department of Social Services, the courts and others to protect the abused child from further trauma, to provide counseling for the child and family, and to protect society from the offender. Conducts child interviews and provides on-site crisis counseling, medical examinations, individual and group counseling. Also provides information and support for parents of victims.
FUNDING: United Way; Mary Black Foundation; BC/BS of South Carolina Foundation; TJX Foundation; corporate; church, community and individual donations
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110831

CORRECTIONS, SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF
William R. Byars, Jr., Director
PO Box 21787
Columbia, SC  29221-1787
STREET ADDRESS: 4444 Broad River Road
(803)896-8555 ; (803)896-8500
FAX: (803)896-3972
EMAIL: corrections.info@doc.state.sc.us
INTERNET: www.doc.sc.gov
The Mission of the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) is: Safety -- We will protect the public, our employees, and our inmates; Service -- We will provide rehabilitation and self-improvement opportunities for inmates; Stewardship -- We will promote professional excellence, fiscal responsibility, and self-sufficiency.
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110718

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE, NATIONAL
Katie Ray Jones, Hotline President
PO Box 161810
Austin, TX  78716
1-800-799-SAFE(7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
EMAIL: ndvh@ndvh.org
INTERNET: www.thehotline.org
HOURS: Toll-Free Hotline 24 Hours
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: General Public
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Telephone
The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) provides crisis intervention, information and referral to victims of domestic violence, perpetrators, friends and families.  Advocates have access to information about thousands of shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, U.S. Territories and Canada.  The Hotline is toll-free, confidential and anonymous.  NDVH operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in more than 170 different languages through interpreter services, with a TTY line available for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. Advocates who are Deaf are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST via: Videophone: 206-787-3224 Instant Messenger: ADWASHotline.
PARENT AGENCY: National Council on Family Violence
AREA SERVED: United States, U.S. Territories and Canada
Date of Last Update: 20110902

IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE, UNITED STATES
Greer Office
142-D West Phillips Road
Greer, SC  29650
1-800-375-5283 (General Information)
INTERNET: www.uscis.gov
FEES: Varies according to type of application
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: InfoPass Appointment recommended -- they will be seen first (visit the website to make an appointment); Depending on application some may be mailed in.
Located in Greenville Office Park near the intersection of I-85 and Highway 14 South. Offers naturalization and permanent resident services as well as information about filing documents. *Due to small staff, it is recommended to call the 800 number.
PARENT AGENCY: United States Department of Homeland Security
AREA SERVED: Upstate South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110803

JUVENILE JUSTICE, SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT (DJJ)
Spartanburg County Juvenile Justice
180 Magnolia Street, Room 201
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)562-4200
INTERNET: www.state.sc.us/djj/counties/spartanburg.php
HOURS: Call for hours
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Youth under the age of 17 referred by law enforcement
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, visit, referral from law enforcement
DJJ maintains an office and provides services/programs in all counties of SC. DJJ clients are juveniles (young people under the age of 17) who have been charged with a criminal offense by law enforcement and referred to Family Court.
FUNDING: State
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110620

LEGAL SERVICES, SOUTH CAROLINA
148 East Main Street
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)582-0369 or toll free 1-800-922-8176
INTERNET: www.sclegal.org | www.lawhelp.org/sc
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Based on income and household size
FEES: SCLS charges no attorney fees.  There may be court costs or costs for serving papers on the other party if it is necessary to file a lawsuit.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For initial appointment, call 1-888-346-5592.  If served with papers, call (864)582-0369 or 1-800-922-8176.
A not-for-profit corporation to provide free legal help to low income people. Legal services for indigent people in the areas of public benefits, housing, family, health, education, elder law, employment and consumer. Other legal problems referred.
FUNDING: South Carolina Bar Foundation; United Way; Legal Services Corporation; Court Filing Fee
PARENT AGENCY: Statewide Agency
AREA SERVED: South Carolina; Spartanburg office serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20111012

MADD (MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING)
Spartanburg Community Action Site
Anne Sellars
PO Box 5382
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)542-9828
EMAIL: maddpapa0413@chesnet.net
INTERNET: www.madd.org/sc
HOURS: Call and leave a message anytime. Calls checked by volunteers.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: None
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, write, or email
To stop drunk driving, assist victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Provides literature to victims on grief and coping, financial burden, the criminal justice system, and victim rights.  Assist victims with the criminal justice system by obtaining a crash report, assisting in the preparation of a Victim Impact Statement, and accompanying victims to court to offer support and inform them about legal procedures.  Provides public service programs/presentations to schools, colleges, businesses, civic groups, etc.
FUNDING: Grants, donations, fundraisers
PARENT AGENCY: MADD National, 511 East John Carpenter, #700, Irving TX 75062
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: South Carolina State Office -- MADD SC, 810 Dutch Square Blvd., Suite 211, Columbia, SC 29210. Phone:1-800-543-8692
AREA SERVED: South Carolina
Date of Last Update: 20110607

MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN, NATIONAL CENTER FOR; SOUTH CAROLINA BRANCH
2008 Marion Street, Suite I
Columbia, SC  29201-2151
(803)254-2326 (South Carolina Office); 1-800-843-5678 (24-hour Hotline)
INTERNET: www.missingkids.com
HOURS: 24 hours toll free hotline or business office-Monday-Friday, 9 a.m-5 pm EST
FEES: None
Provides assistance to families and law enforcement involved in missing child cases; Operates a 24-hour toll free hotline for reporting sightings, leads and requests for assistance. Also provides an online location for reporting internet child sexual exploitation. Safety materials and informational literature provided on request.
AREA SERVED: Nationwide
Date of Last Update: 20100819

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM; GAL
Jean Bradley, Circuit Coordinator
207 Magnolia Street, Suite 106
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)573-5175 ; FAX: (864)583-3406
EMAIL: galspartanburg@oepp.sc.gov
INTERNET: http://spartanburg.scgal.org
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Any adult can serve as a volunteer, provided there is no history of child abuse or neglect or any criminal record.
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call local GAL office
Founded 1987, 5 staff. 80 trained adult volunteers who protect the legal rights of abused children in the Department of Social Services protective services program. All volunteers undergo 30 hours of training before being assigned to a case. Maintains Speakers Bureau. Affiliated with South Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Program, and National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
FUNDING: State; Contributions
PARENT AGENCY: South Carolina Guardian Ad Litem Program
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20111012

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, SPARTANBURG COUNTY
Crime Prevention Division
Craig Bradley, Master Deputy
8045 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)503-4676
EMAIL: cabradley@spartanburgcounty.org
INTERNET: www.spartanburgso.org
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: None
FEES: none
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call for information. Appreciate 2 weeks advance notice for most programs.
Crime Prevention Division offers a wide variety of programs for Spartanburg County citizens. For everyone: Neighborhood Watch, Community Policing, Basic Gun Safety, Traffic Safety, Security Checks/Surveys, Crime Victims Counseling, and Citizens Police Academy. For children and young adults: Child Fingerprinting, presentations like Stranger Danger and Officer Friendly, Teen Suicide, Child Abuse, Vandalism and McGruff. For businesses: Shoplifting Prevention and Armed Robbery. For women: Firearm Safety. Also programs for Drug Prevention and Awareness and DUI and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20110926

VICTIM/WITNESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Spartanburg County Courthouse,
180 Magnolia Street, 3rd Floor
Spartanburg, SC  29306
(864)596-2575
Cherokee County Location:
Cherokee County Courthouse
Floyd Baker Blvd.
Gaffney, SC 29340
(864)487-2576
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5 pm
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Victims and/or witnesses of (criminal court) crime
FEES: None
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call, visit, referral
Assist victims/witnesses through judicial process by offering court and trial related information, emotional support, escort to court room, referral to counseling, and South Carolina Crime Victims Compensation Fund as applicable. Solicitor: Barry J. Barnette
FUNDING: State; Spartanburg County
ALTERNATE CONTACTS: Kelly Crook; Murray Glenn, Jalitha Moore, Chelsea Zurita, Angela Meadows; Kim Garrett
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties
Date of Last Update: 20111025
 

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