Message from Kevin Brackett, Solicitor
It is my privilege and honor to serve the people of York and Union counties as the Solicitor for the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit. I believe that public service is the
highest and best purpose that I could put my education and experience to and it is for that reason that I have worked my entire professional career as a prosecutor in
York and Union Counties. I started with the Solicitor's office as an assistant in 1991. In 1995 I was appointed the Chief Deputy Solicitor for the circuit by then Solicitor
Tommy Pope, a position I served in until Tommy's retirement in 2006. Based on my experience and the recommendations of Tommy Pope, Sheriff Bruce Bryant, and
all the Chiefs of Police, I was appointed by Governor Mark Sanford to fulfill the balance of Tommy's term. In 2008 I was honored to be elected by the citizens of the
16th Circuit for a four year term.
During my years as an assistant I worked with Tommy to reduce a staggering backlog of nearly ten thousand criminal cases to a much more manageable caseload of
approximately three thousand cases. Our office adapted and implemented a novel case management method known as Differentiated Case Management (DCM)
which has become the model for the rest of the state. DCM has enabled the Sixteenth Circuit to consistently lead the state in the speed with which cases are handled
as well as conviction rates for over ten years. The quality of justice has not suffered either as York and Union counties have more inmates per capita in the
South Carolina Department of Corrections than any other circuit in the state.
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