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Department of Juvenile Justice

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The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves the state's justice involved youth up to the age of 21.

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Interim Commissioner Reynolds-Cobb

Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb was appointed Interim Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on December 22, 2022 by Governor Brian P. Kemp.

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DJJ's Transforming U Initiative strives to improve employees' overall health and well-being in all aspects of their lives.

Resources for Parents and Guardians

Contact The Office of the Ombudsman

Family members, advocates, and other concerned citizens can report complaints to the Office of the Ombudsman on behalf of youth under supervision of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Mail to:

3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032

Media Inquiries

The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Office of Communications is the point of contact for media inquiries from all local, state and national news organizations. 

Latest News

Press Releases

GA DJJ NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

(Decatur, GA) – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce that Malissa Brinson-Gordon was named the agency's 2023 DJJ Teacher of the Year. Brinson-Gordon, a social studies and English teacher at the Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) in Clayton County, Ga., was recognized for her achievement during a special presentation at the DJJ Board Meeting on January 26

DJJ GRADUATES JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS IN DECEMBER

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 55 newly-trained Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) cadets on Friday, December 9th, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets have now joined the ranks of other JCOs at state-run secure facilities throughout Georgia.

 

DJJ AND GEORGIA TECH HOLD GRADUATION CEREMONY IN CHATHAM COUNTY

(Decatur, GA) The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s (Georgia Tech) Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, and the Georgia Tech Professional Education Department, held a graduation ceremony for DJJ youth who completed the Georgia Tech Logistics Education and Pathway (LEAP) training program on Nov. 17 in Savannah, Ga.

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