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. The Empowerment & Enrichment Academy of South Carolina (formerly Birchwood School) 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.
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. All of these sites provide on-site schooling, as well as access to vocation/job training, evidence-based interventions, and aftercare services. Below is a list of our camp locations with designated level of care and total beds:
Beaufort Marine Institute | 60 Honey Bee Island Rd., Seabrook, SC 29940 (Beaufort County) | Intermediate Males, 30 beds
Camp Aspen | 5300 Broad River Rd., Columbia, SC 29212 (Richland County) | Intermediate Males, 30 beds
Camp White Pines 1 | 742 T. Bishop Rd., Jonesville, SC 29353 (Union County) | Intensive Males, 20 beds
Gateways | 1748 Shivers Road, Columbia, SC 29210 (Richland County) | Intensive Males, 12 beds
Camp Bennettsville | 620 Marlboro Rd., Bennettsville, SC 29512 (Marlboro County) | Intensive Males, 20 beds
Camp Sand Hills | 2381 Campbell Lake Rd., Patrick, SC 29584 (Chesterfield County) | Intermediate Males, 30 beds
Georgetown Marine Institute | Highway 17, East CCC Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440 (Georgetown County) | Intermediate Males, 30 beds
Generations (Bridges) | 820 Dunkilin Bidge Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29680 (Greenville County) | Intensive Sex Offender, 16 beds and Intermediate Sex Offender, 10 beds
Piedmont Wilderness Institute | 20238 Highway 72, Clinton, SC 29325 (Laurens County) | Intensive Females, 20 beds