mission of the Next
Step Program at
the Richland County Sheriff's Department is to help empower parents
and to help kids of
all walks of life; in all stages of life.
The program consists of intense educational workshops along with
family mediation sessions.
The Next Step Program will bridge with other components from the
Sheriff's Department and communities. The program will walk the
families step-by-step from a troubled situation back to a solid
For additional information, contact Lt. Wendall
Harris at (803) 576-1404 or Deputy Chiquita Singletary at (803)576-3076, or download the
Next Step Program Brochure.
What parents are saying:
|"My son and I met for his first
mediation and I was impressed with the reinforcement used to keep
these kids on the right path to a positive future." J.K. Columbia, SC
"After my first meeting I feel like me
and my child are on the way to healing and repairing our problems."
T.S. Eastover, SC
"Harris and Singletary did more for my
daughter than any other agency has ever done. My daughter is changed.
She hugged me and told me goodnight -- I can't remember the last time
she did that." S.T. Columbia, SC