Juvenile Services

The Juvenile Services Section is designed to bridge the gap between juveniles and law enforcement.


The Juvenile Services Section consists of three main programs:

School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) Program

  • Provides law enforcement officers for three middle schools and three high schools in Beaufort County:
    • Hilton Head Middle School
    • Robert Smalls Middle School
    • Whale Branch Middle School
    • Academy for Career Excellence
    • Battery Creek High School
    • Hilton Head High School
  • School Resource Officer Duties:
    • Law Enforcement
    • Law-Related Education
    • Limited Counseling (Peer mediation/conflict resolution)

S.M.A.R.T. (Success, Motivation and Responsibility Training) Program

The S.M.A.R.T. Program is designed to equip at-risk juveniles with skills and life principles necessary for successful goal setting and achievement, and to provide tools and resources for the authority figures involved in the daily lives of these juveniles. This program is employed as a deterrent for first-time non-violent student offenders between ten and sixteen years of age who seem to be heading toward criminal behavior.

For further information regarding this program, you may contact Capt Alfredo Givens at (843) 255-3503.

Fresh Start Program

The Fresh Start Program was implemented to provide families, law enforcement agencies and the Prosecutor's Office with a realistic and suitable alternative method to reduce the number of juveniles being ordered into family court, detention and probation.

Goals and Objectives:

    • Provide intervention
    • Provide education
    • Promote interaction
    • Reduce recidivism
    • Maintain accurate data
    • Facilitate awareness
    • Promote accountability

For further information regarding the Fresh Start Program, contact Capt Alfredo Givens at (843) 255-3503.

Juvenile Services also provides law enforcement for community events and assists other divisions of the Sheriff's Office as needed. Supervised by Captain Alfredo Givens, this section is staffed by several law enforcement officers and one civilian employee.