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Tue, 06/14/2022
SCDJJ announces revised Mission and Vision Statements

Statement from Executive Director Eden Hendrick:

I am excited to announce the SCDJJ Mission and Vision Statements have been revised to reflect our new direction and priorities. Mission and…

Thu, 04/14/2022
S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice and U.S. Department of Justice announce voluntary settlement agreement

COLUMBIA, SC – The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ) has entered a voluntary settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) for the SCDJJ to implement…

Mon, 03/21/2022
SCDJJ plants new Healing Tree

LEXINGTON, S.C. – At a recent ceremony at the Broad River Road Complex, the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice presented the City of Cayce Police Department with a “Healing Tree” – a metal tree…

Tue, 02/22/2022
Gov. Henry McMaster Names Eden Hendrick as next SCDJJ Executive Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today announced Eden Hendrick as the next executive director of the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Hendrick was named acting director…

Tue, 09/22/2020
SCDJJ to Host Drive-Thru Job Fair

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is offering a new and convenient way for job-seekers to apply for select positions with the agency. On Wednesday, September 30th, DJJ is hosting…

Fri, 03/13/2020
DJJ Suspends Visitation at All Secure Facilities and Alternative Placement Sites

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice has suspended visitation at all secure facilities and alternative placement sites for the next 30 days in an abundance of caution for the COVID-19…

Thu, 12/12/2019
DJJ Youth Send a Piece of Themselves Home for Holidays

Being away from family during the holidays can be a difficult reality to accept. For three youth committed to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice's long-term facility, that's exactly…

Fri, 11/15/2019
DJJ to Host 2nd "Meet the Artists" Night

Sparks fly, lathes turn and air compressors hum at the Department of Juvenile Justice's Broad River Road Complex. These are familiar sights and sounds on campus, as youth in DJJ's vocational…

Tue, 10/15/2019
DJJ Youth to Compete for Mr./Ms. Birchwood Crown

Youth at DJJ's Broad River Road Complex will step into the spotlight this Friday, October 18th, to compete for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Birchwood. This is the 10th annual Mr./Ms. Birchwood "…

Fri, 08/23/2019
DJJ Unveils New Logo, Website

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is proud to unveil a new Agency logo, color scheme, and external website.
 
For two decades, SCDJJ has operated under the familiar red…

Mon, 08/05/2019
DJJ Carpentry Student Restores History and Himself

A raw block of wood spins on the lathe as Scott’s steady hand holds the chisel. Shavings fall to the floor as the wood begins to take its intended shape. The 17-year-old at the Department of…

Mon, 07/22/2019
DJJ to Graduate 100+ Students with GED, Diploma

More than 100 students statewide are ready to celebrate a major academic achievement. Wednesday, July 31st, students with the Department of Juvenile Justice who earned their GED…