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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…

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…

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…

UofSC 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…

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…