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 (OoC) is the point of contact for media inquiries from all local, state and national news organizations. The OoC is solely authorized by the Commissioner as the Department’s official media liaison to provide timely and accurate information about DJJ and its 26 juvenile secure facilities and 96 community services offices (CSOs).

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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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This fall, the Terrell Regional Youth Detention Center (Terrell RYDC) in southwest Georgia was at the center of a wide range of exciting activities for the Department of Juvenile Justice employees and youth alike.
The Office of Nutrition and Food Services held its annual Professional Development Conference (PDC) in Athens in October. Food service managers and staff from 26 DJJ secure facilities attended the conference to receive training on nutrition guidelines and policies, planning for special diets, and food safety.
Recently, the DeKalb Regional Youth Detention Center (DeKalb RYDC) held a Life Skills Enhancement event for qualifying youth in its Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. The focus on this month's program was on providing life skills resources and activities to the facility youth in order to better equip them and their families to live well-rounded, productive lives.
From summer until fall, DJJ staff collected approximately 2,343 hair care products for our youth in facilities across the state.
Recently, DJJ Statewide Substance Use Treatment Administrator John Izzo was presented with the prestigious Paula Crane Excellence in Addiction Treatment award at the annual conference of the Georgia School of Addiction Studies. On the same day, DJJ Assistant Director of Training Christopher Wood was presented with the prestigious IC&RC National Prevention Professional of the Year award.
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.
Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles is proud to announce that DJJ Board Member Angie Holt is soon to be named recipient of the 2018 ‘Heritage Award’ by the International Association of Women Police (IAWP).
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.
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.