South Carolina

Local Organizations and Referralsstates-full-SouthCarolina

In addition to the organizations listed below, please call the hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals.

Lutheran Family Services Refugee and Immigration Services

If you are interested in additional volunteer opportunities, click here.

If you are interested in receiving regular updates from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center or Polaris, click here.

Current state laws
In order to access the full text of your state's human trafficking criminal statutes, please click on the state name below to be directed to your state's criminal code. Because links to specific criminal statutes may change, we suggest copying the statute number or title from the table below and pasting it in the search function of the criminal code.
South Carolina - Current Criminal Statutes
16-3-652(1)(b) Criminal sexual conduct in the first degree
16-3-20 Punishment for murder; separate sentencing proceeding when death penalty sought
16-3-655(D)(2)(A)(ix) Criminal sexual conduct with a minor; aggrevating and mitigating circumstances; penalties; repeat offenders
17-25-45 Life sentence for person convicted for certain crimes
23-3-490 Public inspection of offender registry 
23-3-535 Limitation on places of residence of certain sex offenders; exceptions; violations; local government ordinances; school districts required to provide certain information
23-3-540 Electronic monitoring; reporting damage to or removing monitoring device 
16-3-2010 Definitions
16-3-2020 Human Trafficking
16-3-2090 Asset Forfeiture
16-3-2050 Training for Law Enforcement
16-3-2050 Human Trafficking Task Force
16-3-2070 Victim Assistance
16-3-2080 Shelter for Victims
16-3-2060 Civil Remedy

For additional information about State and Federal Policy, including pending legislation and current statutes in other states, please visit the Policy section.

For general information and additional resources about human trafficking in the United States, please visit the Resources section.

NHTRC Call Statistics

To view call statistics for South Carolina, click on the links below.

2013 Annual Report
NHTRC South Carolina Report (12/7/2007 - 9/30/2013)

2013 January - June Report

2012 Annual Report

2012 Quarter 3 Report

2012 Quarter 2 Report
2012 Quarter 1 Report
2011 Annual Report
2010 Annual Report
2009 Annual Report

For general hotline statistics and reports, click here.


If you are aware of a report or publication that you would like included, please email or call the NHTRC.

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive list.  Organizations included in this section have human trafficking-specific service programs or have been identified as serving victims of human trafficking. If your organization is not included and you would like to be added, or if you are aware of a specific state report or publication that you would like included, please review inclusion criteria and submit your request via email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  All statistics outlined above were generated based on limited criteria from calls received by the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) hotline.  This is not a representation or report on the scale or scope of human trafficking on a particular state or national level.  These statistics may be subject to change.


National Human Trafficking Resource Center National Human Trafficking Resource Center Report Human Trafficking Access Trainings Human Trafficking Information & Resources

Client Quotes

"Thanks to Polaris Project, I have a job, a home, and many friends that help me when I need it. I am making a life of my own."


- Survivor of Labor Trafficking & Client of Polaris