What Does SCVAN Do?

The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) was created to form a network of service providers to better protect and serve victims of crime. We advocate for crime victims inside and outside of the courtroom, enhance public awareness, maintain a communication network, provide technical support and training, educate on legislative initiatives, and coordinate policy development.

SCVAN Legal wants ALL victims to receive assistance.

This can be in the form of:


  • Information about the criminal justice process and crime victims’ rights
  • Consultations with our staff attorneys
  • Referrals for legal and non-legal resources including attorneys and counselors
  • Direct representation in South Carolina’s criminal, civil, and magistrate courts

For three decades, our organization has been the “go-to” voice for South Carolina’s victims of crime and those who serve them.

We have five departments: Legal, Crime Victim Information and Service System, Financial Relief for Victims, Faith Based Victim Services, and Forensic Nurse Examiner Coordinator.

Click here to learn more about SCVAN and our other programs.