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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 Oliver

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.

My Life, My Story
Transforming U

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


(Decatur, GA) – The American Correctional Association (ACA) announced on November 4 that Tyrone Oliver, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), was elected as the organization's next Vice President. Commissioner Oliver, appointed in 2019 by Governor Brian P. Kemp to lead DJJ, will be sworn into the voluntary post during the ACA's Winter Meeting in January 2023.

DJJ Graduates 28 Juvenile Correctional Officers

(Decatur, Ga.) – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for 28 newly-trained Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO) on Friday, August 26, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets will join the ranks of other JCOs at secure facilities across the state.

Statement from the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our youths. We send our heartfelt condolence to the youth's family, friends, and loved ones, and they remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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