To abolish the Death Penalty in South Carolina and catalyze criminal justice reform through public advocacy, grassroots organizing, and community mobilization. 


OUr team


Rev. Hillary Taylor

Interim facilitator

Hillary brings a passion for administrative order to the SCADP team. A graduate of both Furman University and Candler School of Theology (Emory University), Hillary has been working against the death penalty since organizing with the #KellyOnMyMind Campaign in 2015 for Kelly Gissendaner in Georgia. She is a United Methodist Minister in the SC United Methodist Annual Conference who loves all things related to psychology, liberation theology, and restorative justice.


Meredith Matthews

Community Organizer

Originally from Walterboro, SC, Meredith has lived in Charleston for the last 7 years. Meredith credits her rural upbringing and the positive influence of her family for her passion for public policy and advocacy. With a Political Science degree from the College of Charleston, she has served as a Field Organizer with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, where she advocated for reproductive rights and as Chairperson of the Lowcountry Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), where she advocated for victims of abuse. Meredith is motivated to protect historically marginalized communities through centering all intersections of Black identity in the conversation of social justice.

OUr Board of Directors


Rev. Dominique Grate

Ron Kaz

Cindy Pearcy

Galen McWilliams

dr. Stacy Parker

Brian Stellwag