COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - Gov. Nikki Haley says progress is being made in South Carolina's fight against domestic violence.
Haley told reporters Thursday she has signed an executive order giving the South Carolina Domestic Violence Task Force more time to continue finding ways to fight the problem.
Another order would also direct Cabinet agencies to change human resources policies to provide more guidance on how to handle employees who may be affected by abuse.
A third order requires Cabinet agencies that regularly screen people for benefits and other assistance to look for domestic violence signs.
A year ago, Haley created the task force to come up with systemic, cultural changes to combat the problem. Nationwide, South Carolina consistently ranks among the worst per capita in women killed by men.
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