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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Pursuant to the terms of O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1, notice is hereby given to the public that the open monthly meeting of the Board of Juvenile Justice will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the DJJ Central Office Board Room located at 3408 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA 30032. If you require assistance, please call 404-508-7243.
In August, the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (Rockdale RYDC) held its first monthly speaker’s session entitled “Youth and Parent Engagement Forum.” Created by Rockdale RYDC’s Volunteer Resource Services, the forums are designed to help sustain an open line of communications between youth and parent in an informal environment through lectures on various social topics.
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.
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.