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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.


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Regional Evaluation Centers

DJJ operates three regional evaluation centers - Coastal, Midlands and Upstate. Each of the agency's evaluation centers provide court-ordered evaluations for adjudicated juveniles from the midlands area prior to final disposition of their cases. The facilities provide comprehensive psychological, social, and educational assessments to guide the court's disposition of cases. The facilities serve youth ages 11 to 17. By law, the length of stay for adjudicated juveniles cannot exceed 45 days.

Juvenile Detention Center

DJJ's Juvenile Detention Center is a centralized pre-trial detention facility, serving juveniles from most of South Carolina's 46 counties (several counties, including Richland and Charleston, operate their own long-term and short-term detention facilities). The Detention Center is a secure, short-term facility providing custodial care and treatment to male and female juveniles ages 11 to 17 detained by law enforcement agencies and the family courts prior to disposition. Youths awaiting trial on serious and violent charges reside at DJJ's Detention Center to ensure public safety and the juveniles' immediate availability for court proceedings. 

Broad River Road Complex (BRRC)

The Broad River Road Complex in Columbia, South Carolina is the agency’s long-term commitment facility. The more than 200-acre complex offers programs for boys and girls of all backgrounds and needs, including programs for kids with special needs, youth sex offenders, and those struggling with substance abuse.

BRRC is also home to the Communities in Schools (CIS) program, one of the first in the nation in a juvenile correctional setting. DJJ’s fully accredited school district provides continued education for youth, preparing students for post-secondary education. Birchwood School is located inside BRRC and is where boys and girls attend middle and high school. Birchwood opened in 1975.

This campus also includes DJJ's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program, a cooperative effort between DJJ’s school district and the U.S. Army.

Female juveniles at BRRC live in the Willow Lane Transition House, which incorporates transitional living into the rehabilitative process. The facility originally opened as the Riverside School for Girls in 1966.

Alternative Placement

USC students with DJJ Youth at Camp Aspen

In an effort to create a continuum of options for placement, DJJ has developed an array of community-based residential services with the goal of keeping youth in the least restrictive environment. These services located throughout South Carolina include alternative placements in lieu of secure detention or evaluation, therapeutic foster care, intermediate and intensive group care, marine and wilderness programs, and independent living programs. These placements offer a structured supportive environment in a community setting.

In conjunction with private providers, DJJ has developed alternative marine, wilderness, and special treatment programs that offer services for juveniles on transfer, probation or parole. Below is a list of our camp locations.

Low Country

Beaufort Marine Institute | 60 Honey Bee Island Rd., Seabrook, SC 29940 (Beaufort County)


Camp Aspen | 5300 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29212 (Richland County)

Youth Development Center | 84 Camp Long Rd., Aiken, SC 29805 (Aiken County)

Pee Dee

Camp Bennettsville | 620 Marlboro Rd., Bennettsville, SC 29512 (Marlboro County)

Camp Sand Hills | 2381 Campbell Lake Rd., Patrick, SC 29584 (Chesterfield County)

Georgetown Marine Institute | Highway 17, East CCC Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440 (Georgetown County)


Generations (Bridges) | 820 Dunkilin Bidge Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680 (Greenville County)

Piedmont Wilderness Institute | 20238 Highway 72, Clinton, SC 29325 (Laurens County)

Camp White Pines 1 | 742 T. Bishop Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353 (Union County)

Camp White Pines 2 | 742 T. Bishop Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353 (Union County)