A panel will take testimony Monday in North Charleston on potential action the state could take to protect and enrich the lives of children in South Carolina.

The Joint Citizens and Legislative Committee on Children will take comments between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Trident Technical College, 920 Building, off Mabeline Road.

The committee is tasked with providing policy and legislative recommendations to the governor and Legislature.

Other hearings will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in room 308 of the Gressette Building at the Statehouse in Columbia and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 in Greenville County Council Chambers, County Square, 301 University Ridge.

For more information, call the Children's Law Center at 803-777-1646.