100+ juvenile offenders to graduate high school

South Carolina News

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – More than 100 students in juvenile jails across the state will get their high school diplomas when a graduation ceremony takes place Wednesday in Columbia.

The State Department of Juvenile Justice says getting a high school diploma is an important step to show juvenile offenders that education can bring opportunities and change the direction of their lives.

The D.J.J. said nearly two-thirds of juvenile offenders in custody are in eighth or ninth grade and many are on track to finish high school.

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