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Domestic Violence Guidelines


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Various materials can be used to help facilitate discussion about IPV and to provide patients with information about resources and services available to them in their community. The following resources may assist patients and providers in deciding what to do. Providers should be careful to consider the level of danger and violence experienced by patients before providing materials to take home. Offer victims the use of the phone at the facility to minimize retaliation from abusers that may monitor a victim's calls and text messages.

Information about IPV

Information about SC Laws

Information about legal services

  • Victim advocates are generally the best suited practitioners to assist victims and inform them about the legal system and the process of pursuing legal actions.  Many of the organizations listed under the "Referrals and Resources" section are able to provide victim advocacy services. 

Victims Advocates

Obtain a restraining order in Charleston County:

IPV and Immigrants

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Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing

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Charleston, SC 29425