South Carolina Board of Juvenile Parole
The Board Of Juvenile Parole is charged with the responsibility of determining when and under what conditions juveniles committed to DJJ [indeterminately] for all felonies and some misdemeanors shall be released. The Board is composed of 10 members, appointed by the Governor for four year terms.
The Board of Juvenile Parole is responsible for establishing the range or “guideline” for juveniles (who have committed felonies and some misdemeanors) with indeterminate commitments. This range is based on the severity of the juvenile’s offense and his offense history. Guidelines can run anywhere from 1-3 months up to 36-54 months. The Board uses these guidelines–along with reports of the juvenile’s behavior and progress–to determine the length of incarceration.
The Board may keep children incarcerated beyond their guideline (up to their 21st birthday). They may also release a juvenile prior to their minimum guideline for exceptional behavior and progress.
The Board of Juvenile Parole may grant juveniles conditional or unconditional releases. A conditional release might involve requiring the juvenile to complete a local aftercare program or program at a wilderness camp, marine institute, or group home. A conditional release also involves a period of parole supervision. DJJ county officers generally supervise juveniles on parole, much as they supervise juveniles on probation.
Board of Juvenile Parole, S.C.
Santee Bldg., Suite 103, 100 Executive Center
Columbia 29210, Tel. (803) 896-5614