Department of Juvenile Justice


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.


Commissioner Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb

Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on May 3, 2023 by Governor Brian P. Kemp.

FY2023 Annual Report

2023 DJJ Annual Report

Allyson Richardson 2024

DJJ Update 2024 Q1


My Life, Your Story


Service of Process Designee

The assigned Service of Process Designees for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice can be found on the Office of Legal Services page.

DJJ Review April 2024

The DJJ Review - Q1 Newsletter- Spring 2024

GPA 2023

DJJ Youth Graduation - Dec. 2023

Tyler Jenkins

Working At DJJ

Learn why Tyler Jenkins, a Counselor at our Macon Youth Detention Center in central Georgia finds joy and fulfillment in his day-to-day work as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Join the DJJ team today to help make a difference in the lives of our youth!


Become a Residential (RBWO) and Community (WRAP) Provider

Room, Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) involves the delivery of lodging, food, and attentive and responsible care to children in the juvenile justice system. Learn more and become a Residential and Community Provider!

RBWO Information & Application

WRAP Information & Application


Transforming U Initiative

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


F.R.E.S.H. Start Youth Initiative

F.R.E.S.H. Start Youth Initiative provides current and former DJJ youth supervised in the community with career opportunities.

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. 

Milledgeville Career Fair 2024
bjcot #265

BJCOT #265 Graduation: February 2024


Voices for Georgia's Children Metro RYDC Tour


Power of Peace Project

Resources for Parents and Guardians


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.

Toll Free
(855) 396-2978
Mail to

3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032

Latest News

Stay Informed

Join our mailing list.