Statewide Needs Assessment

The Silent Tears Task Force is pleased to announce the 7 South Carolina Counties that have been selected for our Statewide Needs Assessment.

  • Greenville/ Spartanburg
  • Aiken
  • Richland
  • Dillon
  • Allendale
  • Charleston

These counties were selected based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, population, demographics, and geographic location.  Victor Vieth and his team from the National Child Protection Training Center will visit each of these areas to speak with hundreds of front line professionals who work with children and families who are involved in child sexual abuse investigations.  We will need your assistance in your area to reach out to as many of these individuals as possible.  I will be contacting many of you to assist with coordinating these efforts.  Thank you to each of you for your support and input thus far.  I have attached a copy of the Silent Tears proposal in the event that you have not yet had a chance to read it.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or feedback.  Many thanks again to Bob Castellani and his family for investing their time, talent, and treasure in this project.  This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for us all.