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Lawsuit: South Carolina's child welfare agency is endangering children, failing in basic needs

...Department of Social Services.Two advocacy groups ? Children's Rights and the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center ? and Columbia attorney Matthew Richardson are suing on behalf of nearly a dozen children in the care of South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-12/lawsuit-south-carolinas-child
Uninsured in South Carolina eligible for Healthy Connections Checkup screenings

...not take care of them. I don't know if we're being kind or cruel," said Sue Berkowitz with Appleseed Legal Justice Center. "They can't just take it for granted that suddenly some company or some facility will take care of the person...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-11-29/uninsured-south-carolina-eli
Gov. Nikki Haley names new leader for South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services

...rolls have expanded by hundreds of thousands of already-eligible residents.Sue Berkowitz, of Appleseed Legal Justice Center, credits Keck with making it easier for qualifying people to get coverage. That includes automatically enrolling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-10/gov-nikki-haley-names-new-lea
Columbia County sample ballot

...following capital outlay projects within Columbia County: (A) county-wide projects: (I) renovations to the justice center and a new garage, (II) construction of a sheriff's administrative building and detention center dorm 2, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-12/columbia-count
SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

...agency could have been better prepared for applications it knew were coming, said Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center."It's a huge problem," she said Monday of the state backlog. "I'm a little surprised they weren't ramped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-11/sc-medicaid-dealing-appl
Columbia County Commission approves SPLOST project list

...Some major items included in the first tier of projects to be funded by the SPLOST are $17 million for a county justice center garage and renovation, $7.6 million for a sheriff's administration building, $3.4 million for a new Harlem...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-06/columbia-county-commissi
Longtime court administrator passes the torch

...and constructing the newest and largest judicial buildings in the area ? the Columbia County Courthouse Annex and Justice Center in Evans, which opened in 2002, and the John H. Ruffin, Jr. Courthouse, which opened in 2012. He's opened...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2014-08-21/longtime-court-a
Workloads, turnover plague SC child welfare agency

...there's a troubling lack of continuity for children in traumatic situations, said Sue Berkowitz of Appleseed Legal Justice Center."Because there's so much turnover and so much randomness and who's touching the file next, that's causing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-02/workloads-turnover-plague-sc-
Empty federal office costs taxpayers

...928) and second-longest required notice for termination.The highest annual rent is $851,263 for the Federal Justice Center at 600 James Brown Blvd. The two-story building, which was donated by the city for $1, has no listed termination...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-21/empty-federal-office-costs-t
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to link food stamps to jobs

...you've got to prove you're looking for a job," Sue Berkowitz, director of the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center, told The State newspaper.Haley's original proposal made in February 2011 would have prevented people from using...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale