Youth Services Unit

In addition to serving the adults of Richland County, deputies under the Youth Services unit of the Uniform Division help our youth through a variety of programs.

It is said that children are our most precious resource, and ensuring that they are placed on a path to success has been one of Sheriff's Lott's priorities.

Fourteen (14) to 20 years olds can join programs such as Explorers Post 601, which aims to develop and shape our young people into becoming responsible adults and exposing them to the law enforcement field by teaching them self discipline, leadership and accountability along with law enforcement skills.

Pictured are juveniles participating in a Youth Services Program

Parents who are seeking programs that will help reroute their trouble youth can enroll their youth in the JUMP (Juveniles Under Motivated Pressure) Program, which aims to motivate and accelerate youth in Richland County who struggle or need a boost in the classroom or home due to behavior or loss of focus.

There is also "CAMP L.O.T.T.” Camp LOTT, which is held once a year in the summer is designed to curb at-risk behavior by utilizing mentoring, physical training and life-skills sessions.

Please call (803) 576-3070 or (803) 576-3034 to make an appointment to start our family conferences.

Pictured is Capt. Michael Pearson

Capt. Michael Pearson
Youth Services Unit

Pictured is Lt. Terrance Acox

Lt. Terrance Acox
Youth Services Unit

Youth Services Programs

• Camp L.O.T.T. (Leading Our Troubled Teens Boot Camp)
Explorer Post 601 Program
• RCSD Mentoring Matters Program

• Youth Arbitration  (Application to Volunteer)

• J.U.M.P Start program (Juveniles Under Motivated Pressure)
• Parent Workshop (held once per month under JUMP Program)
• Youth and Parent Empowerment Academy (held once per month under JUMP Program)