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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.
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 for more information about career opportunities in juvenile corrections.
Join Georgia DJJ for a hiring event for the Claxton RYDC in Claxton, Georgia on October 7, 2021, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Job Fair will take place at the Evans County Community Center: 720 Church Street Claxton, Georgia 30417.
Join Georgia DJJ for a hiring event for the DeKalb RYDC in Decatur, Georgia on September 23rd, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Job Fair will take place at the Dream Center Church, 2600 HF Shepherd Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034.
Join Georgia DJJ for a hiring event for the DeKalb RYDC in Decatur, Georgia on October 7, 2021, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Job Fair will take place at the Dream Center Church, 2600 HF Shepherd Drive, Decatur, Georgia 30034.
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.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 35 newly-trained Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) cadets on Friday, August 27, 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.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that the Wilkes Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC), located in Washington, Ga., has obtained accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA). The secure facility for justice-involved youth underwent a robust audit of its operations and treatment services, receiving accreditation on August 14 during ACA's 151st Congress of Correction held in Nashville, Tenn.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce that the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) has named Commissioner Tyrone Oliver the 2021 President's Award recipient. Oliver received the award at the CJJA Summer Meeting on Aug. 14 in Nashville, Tenn.
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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.