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 pandemic. Because we know the importance of our young people spending time with their loved ones we are going to increase the availability of phone calls and video conferencing during this time.
As face-to face interaction is an important and fundamental part of our job, our community staff has been advised to limit physical contact when possible while maintaining a respectful, welcoming demeanor; to wash their hands regularly and keep their office spaces sanitized. In addition, Project Right Turn has been suspended for the next 30 days and our annual volunteer banquet scheduled for April has been postponed. Only essential external functions and personnel will be allowed in our facilities.
DJJ is using basic precautions and good judgment when it comes to care and treatment of our young people. We remain committed to our mission to serve our state’s youth and provide them with the best rehabilitative services possible.
For additional information about visitation protocols at our secure facilities or alternative placement sites, please visit our website at djj.sc.gov or contact the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice Public Information Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.