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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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).


The Office of the Ombudsman acts as a single point of contact for family members, advocates, and other concerned citizens who are interested in reporting complaints on behalf of youth under supervision to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
DJJ is pleased to announce the deployment of a Community Resources Database for use by staff, youth and their families. The database consists of more than 1,200 resources statewide. DJJ will continue to add to the database as new resources become available.

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The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice DeKalb Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) hosted a parent night Thursday, July 18 to provide parents with pertinent information about the facility’s operational procedures, programs and services and to field their questions and concerns.
On Friday, July 19th, the Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center and Muscogee Youth Development Campus hosted their first joint facility summer cookout to increase teamwork and morale for Department of Juvenile Justice at the neighboring facilities.
Recently, the Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center (Martha K. Glaze RYDC) spearheaded by Counseling Services held a counseling focused business event with an investment banker with the Wells Fargo bank
Students from the Macon Educational Transition Center (Macon ETC) were given a tour of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Detector Dog Training Center (NDDTC) in Newnan, Georgia.
The Department of Juvenile Justice held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open officially 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.
On May 20, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), was joined by other state leaders to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate a new Aquaponic Garden at the Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) in Dalton, Georgia.
Recently, the Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center (Aaron Cohn RYDC) and Muscogee Youth Development Center (Muscogee YDC) both underwent week-long American Correctional Association (ACA) audits for national accreditation of their facilities and operations.
The Home Depot and the Office of Reentry Services are both helping to provide youths in DJJ care with the professional and personal skills needed to succeed in the 21st century. Whether computer skills, mechanical skills useful in a warehouse or “soft” skills for the workplace, DJJ youth are receiving training for future employment and life in general.