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Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN
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S.C. Victims Assistance Network (SCVAN) Executive Director Laura Hudson accepts a $100,000 check from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews on Tuesday. The money, which represents a portion of surplus Kershaw County Sheriffs Office victims assistance funds, will be used to assist the SCVAN -- a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization -- help victims of crime across the state. - photo by Provided by the KCSO
Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state law to be turned over to the state. In turn, South Carolina distributes a portion of that money back to the counties, including to sheriffs to be used to assist the many victims of crime.