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Multi-Disciplinary Team Training and Orientation Conducted

On Wednesday, April 24th, individuals from Greenwood’s Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) gathered for a training which aimed to increase participant’s knowledge about child abuse investigations and how agencies can better collaborate.

Participants learned about different roles of MDT members, the Forensic Interviewing process, Child Maltreatment exams, Therapy services offered by Beyond Abuse, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and importance of cultural competency in order aid in providing victim support services and/or conduct an investigation for child abuse.

Thanks to all who participated and made this training possible:

8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, South Carolina Department of Social Services (Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, and Newberry), Clinton City Police Department, Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office, City of Abbeville Police Department, Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, and Newberry Police Department

Laurens City Police Department Receives Sexual Assault Training

On Tuesday, 2/19 and Thursday, 2/21 Laurens County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) conducted a Sexual Assault Response training for the Laurens Police Department Uniform Patrol Officers, Investigators, and Student Resource Officers.  During this training Laurens County SART members from Laurens City Police Department, SC Attorney General’s Office, PRISMA Health-Upstate, and Beyond Abuse presented information to attendees on responding to and providing best practice services to sexual assault victims in the front line.   The training was accredited through the SC Attorney General’s Office & the SC Criminal Justice Academy so that attendees could receive continuing education credits.  This training is a pilot training that our Laurens County SART hopes to grow and provide across the state to other Law Enforcement agencies and SART Teams.  If you are interested in joining our SART please contact Elizabeth Wise, SART Coordinator, at 864-227-1623 or laurenscountysart@gmail.com for more details and to apply.

Members of the Laurens County SART include:

8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office – David Stumbo, Solicitor

8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office – Cam Marrow, Assistant Solicitor

8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office – Joey Pittman, Investigator

8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office – Rhetta Christian, Victims Advocate

Beyond Abuse – Elizabeth Wise, Victim Services Manager (SART Coordinator)

City of Clinton Police Department – Julia Mercer, Patrol Officer

Laurens City Police Department – Lt. JC Brewington, Investigator

Laurens County Sheriff’s Office – Jared Hunnicutt, Investigator

Laurens County Sheriff’s Office – Michael Polson, Investigator

PRISMA Health-Upstate – Ellen Kennedy, RN-BSN, SANE Coordinator

SC Attorney General’s Office – Shannon Palm, VAWA Coordinator