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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…

Tue, 06/18/2019
DJJ Youth Earn Beginner's Permits from DMV

It's an exciting rite of passage for many teenagers - taking the DMV's written test to obtain a Beginner's Permit.

Youth at the Department of Juvenile Justice are gearing up for…

Fri, 05/24/2019
USC Students Work with DJJ Youth to Improve Literacy Skills

Sitting outside in an Adirondack chair, under the morning Sun, with a good book. This blissful scene isn't from a romantic movie. It's the setting for a more than decade-long partnership between…

Fri, 03/15/2019
Director Pough to Host More Town Halls

The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice, under the leadership of Director Freddie Pough, is preparing to fundamentally shift the way the agency serves youth, families and victims in…