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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is taking several precautions at our secure facilities, county offices, and alternative placement sites to help prevent the spread of this virus. Visit our COVID-19 Updates and Resources webpage for procedural changes within the Agency and other helpful resources.

"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 vision is to see youth offenders in South Carolina become productive citizens by leveraging Agency resources and community partnerships to set youth on the best possible trajectory for their lives, lowering youth crime rates and recidivism in the process.