What is the Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children?

The Committee on Children was created by statute to research issues regarding the children of South Carolina and to offer policy and legislative recommendations to the Governor and Legislature. Membership of the Committee on Children is comprised of
  • 3 Senators appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
  • 3 Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House
  • 3 Citizens appointed by the Governor
  • The State Superintendent of Education
  • Directors of the Departments of Mental Health, Social Services, Juvenile Justice, and Disabilities and Special Needs

The Committee on Children identifies and researches issues related to children, provides information and recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly on children's issues, offers recommendations for policy and legislation, and collaborates with child serving state agencies.

The Committee on Children publishes an Annual Report to the Governor and the General Assembly. Research and staff support for the Committee on Children is provided by the Children's Law Center, University of South Carolina School of Law.

AnnouncementPlease join the Committee's listserve to receive updates via email.

The JCLCC is proud to announce its Fall public hearing schedule:


Wednesday, September 27, Charleston County Public Library, 5–7:30PM

Thursday, October 5, Greenville County Council Chambers, 5–7:30PM

Thursday, October 12, Florence-Darlington Technical College, 5–7:30PM

Thursday, October 26, Marion Gressette Building, 10AM–12PM and 5–7:30PM

Testimony from stakeholders and the public is welcomed on any issue affecting South Carolina’s children. For more information, please email comments@law.sc.edu .


The 2017 Data Reference Book and the 2017 Annual Report are available.

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