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Suspension of Visitation At Secure Facilities

Visitation at all DJJ secure facilities has been suspended until April 30, 2020

Welcome

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
United States

Latest News

Press Releases

Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Today, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) was notified that a staff member at the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center in DeKalb County has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

DJJ Partners with The Home Depot To Provide Career Planning to Youth

Decatur, GA –  The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for youth participating in The Home Depot Career Planning Workshop on January 9, 2020. Five youth from the Macon Youth Development Campus (YDC) graduated from the workshop which is designed to teach soft skills and provide job skills training to students.

DJJ Youth Celebrate Academic Achievement

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held its annual winter high school commencement ceremony for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy on December 20 at the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center in Conyers, Georgia. DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver presented 15 High School Diplomas, 31 General Equivalency Degrees (GED) and two Technical Certificates of Credit to qualifying students.

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.