Division of Rehabilitative Services          

The Broad River Rd. Campus directions signDJJ's Division of Rehabilitative Services operates three long-term campuses, providing juveniles committed by the family courts with around-the-clock custodial care and individualized treatment/rehabilitation programs and services.

Each campus provides:

The Division of Rehabilitative service also supervises DJJ's front gate security and juvenile transportation.

Campuses

BIRCHWOOD
Broad River Road Complex
4900 Broad River Road

Columbia, South Carolina 29212

Birchwood programs are designed to meet the needs of 12 to 18-year old male juveniles committed for sex offenses or other serious and violent offenses, preparing them to reenter their home communities when the Juvenile Parole Board releases them. Birchwood is also home to Birchwood Middle School and Birchwood High School. Programs include: The Behavioral Level System; The Sex Offender Treatment Program; The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps; and a more restrictive Special Management Unit for male juveniles who require temporary separation from the main population. Birchwood opened in 1975.

Juveniles in DJJ GymJOHN G. RICHARDS
Broad River Road Complex
4900 Broad River Road

Columbia, South Carolina 29212

John G. Richards specializes in providing substance abuse treatment services to 12 to 18 year-old male juveniles with alcohol and other drug abuse problems.  These services are designed to assist juveniles in abstaining from using alcohol and other drugs and in becoming productive members of their communities when the Juvenile Parole Board releases them. John G. Richards is also home to a Communities in Schools (CIS) program, which provides specialized education services and is the nation's first in a juvenile correctional setting. A Special Management Unit is a place to separate juveniles who have significant behavioral management issues from the general population. John G. Richards opened in 1966.

WILLOW LANE
Broad River Road Complex
4900 Broad River Road

Columbia, South Carolina 29212

Willow Lane is a facility for girls in long-term commitment. Some of the programs offered to the juveniles include Peer Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Systematic Treatment for Aggression Replacement (STAR), and the Young Offender Program. The facility originally opened as the Riverside School for Girls in 1966.

Residential Services

DJJ operates an array of residential services for juveniles in the community, which include three secure evaluation centers and a pretrial detention center. The evaluation centers provide court-ordered evaluations for adjudicated juveniles prior to final disposition of their cases. Each facility provides comprehensive psychological, social, and educational assessments to guide the court's disposition of cases. By law, the length of stay cannot exceed 45 days.

DJJ's pre-trial Detention Center, located in Columbia, serves juveniles from 44 of South Carolina's 46 counties (Richland and Charleston counties operate their own juvenile pre-trial detention facilities).