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"Empowering Our Youth for the Future"

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is a state cabinet agency committed to serving South Carolina's youth offenders. DJJ is responsible for providing custodial care and rehabilitation for the state’s children who are incarcerated, on probation or parole, or in community placement for a criminal or status offense. DJJ also provides a variety of prevention and intervention programs for at-risk youth.

Our mission is to impact and transform young lives, strengthen families, and support safer communities through targeted prevention and rehabilitation.

Our vision is that youth discover their strengths and abilities and become productive and successful citizens contributing to a safer South Carolina.