Department of Juvenile Justice


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

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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.

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. 

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Press Releases


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.


DJJ Holds Georgia Preparatory Academy Spring Graduation Ceremonies

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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