South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

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The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is a state agency of South Carolina, headquartered in Columbia.[1] The agency operates juvenile correctional facilities. The Department derives their authority from Title 63 Chapter 19 of the South Carolina Code of Laws.[2]

Facilities[edit]

Long-term commitment institutions (All are in Columbia):[3]

  • Birchwood
    • Birchwood opened in 1975.[3]
  • John G. Richards
    • Richards opened in 1966.[3]
  • Willow Lane Program for Girls (students attend the Birchwood School)
    • The facility opened in 1966 as the Riverside School for Girls.[3]

The DJJ Juvenile Detention Center, a pre-trial facility, is in Columbia. It opened in 2001, replacing a facility that had been historically overcrowded.[3]

Evaluation centers:[3]

  • Coastal Regional Evaluation Center (Ridgeville)
    • The center opened in 2002.[3]
  • Midlands Regional Evaluation Center (Columbia)
    • The center opened in 1997.[3]
  • Upstate Regional Evaluation Center (Unincorporated Union County, near Union)
    • The center opened in 1997.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How to Reach Us." South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Code of Laws - Title 63 - Chapter 19 - Juvenile Justice Code". www.scstatehouse.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-12. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "DJJ Facilities." South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Retrieved on August 24, 2010.

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