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The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves the state's youthful offenders up to the age of 21.
Effective Sunday, May 8, 2021, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will begin a modified in-person visitation of youth for parents, guardians, and family members at our secure facilities across the state. DJJ secure facility personnel will contact parents and legal guardians to schedule a visitation with a youth.
DJJ is searching for special candidates to become part of our dedicated team of professionals.
Job seekers can visit team.georgia.gov/careers for more information about career opportunities in juvenile corrections.
Join Georgia DJJ for an on-site hiring event in Metro Atlanta on June 23rd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are looking for those that want to make a difference in the lives of Georgia’s youth. There are multiple positions available for Juvenile Correctional Officers, Food Service Employees, and Housekeepers.
Join Georgia DJJ for an on-site hiring event in Eastman on July 7th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are looking for those that want to make a difference in the lives of Georgia’s youth. There are multiple positions available for Juvenile Correctional Officers, Food Service Employees, and Housekeepers.
The My Life, Your Story program highlights the transformation of DJJ youth.
Tyrone Oliver is a long-time resident of Newton County, Georgia and was appointed to the position of DJJ Commissioner by Governor Brian P. Kemp on July 25, 2019.
Zeke Collins, JPPS III
District Director Bill Martin
JPPS II Sammy Williams
JPM Tyrese Harris
Regional Administrator Todd Bentley
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.
3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032
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.
On May 27, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 28 newly trained cadets at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets are now Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO) and have joined the ranks of other JCOs at 25 state-run facilities throughout Georgia.
During the week of May 24, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held graduation ceremonies around the state for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy (GPA). Nineteen high school diplomas and thirty-one GED diplomas were awarded at nine DJJ facilities over five days.
Today, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is launching the “My Life, Your Story” initiative through its Office of Reentry Services. This program highlights the transformation of DJJ-involved youth and provides a conduit to reach other youthful offenders or at-risk teens through the art of letter-writing. The following letter is the first of many that will be highlighted from a DJJ youth in custody at one of our secure facilities or under supervision in the community.
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Basic Juvenile Correctional Officer Training (BJCOT) Class #244 Graduation held in April 2021 in Forsyth, Georgia.
In December, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice held graduation ceremonies around the state for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy.
On December 15, 2020, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners recognized Marietta RYDC Staff for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae shared his journey to restoration with Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth during a visit to the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC)
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Southwest Key Programs have partnered for a new rehabilitation center for at-risk youth in the Lowndes County Valdosta area.
DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver is interviewed about the strong partnership with DJJ and Goodwill of North Georgia.