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

DJJ Staff

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.

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
United States


Latest News


On November 13th, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for DJJ youth who participated in Georgia Tech University’s Logistic Education and Pathway (L.E.A.P.) training program.

DJJ Receives Honorary Golden Radish Award

Decatur, GA-The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) received an Honorary Award at the Golden Radish Award ceremony held on, Sept. 17, 2019, at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. A Golden Radish Award is given to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm to school initiatives.

DJJ Opens New Muscogee Education Transition Center in Columbus

Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Commissioner Avery D. Niles held a ribbon‐ cutting ceremony today to officially open the Muscogee Education Transition Center (ETC) in Columbus, Georgia. The new facility is designed to give youth re‐entering society and still under DJJ supervision a setting where they can complete their secondary education.

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. Communications provides timely and accurate information about DJJ and its 26 juvenile secure facilities and 96 community services offices (CSOs).