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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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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

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Press Releases

DJJ PARTNERS WITH THE SLUTTY VEGAN/PINKY COLE FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE JOBS TO YOUTH

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) today announced a partnership with the Pinky Cole Foundation to provide an annual scholarship of $10,000 and jobs for DJJ youth.

DJJ HOLDS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 37 newly trained cadets on Friday, July 10, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. These cadets are now Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO) and will join the ranks of other JCOs at 25 state-run facilities throughout Georgia.

DJJ HOLDS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 40 newly trained Cadets on Friday, May 22, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. These Cadets are now Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO) and will join the ranks of other JCOs at 25 state-run facilities throughout Georgia.

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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