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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On April 2nd, Office of Planning & Preparedness Director Scott Cagle and Regional Emergency Management Coordinator John Parker were sworn-in by Georgia Fire Marshal Dwayne Garriss after fulfilling the yearly requirements for fire safety certification in the state.
One aspect rarely talked when it comes to DJJ is how the GPA experience provides a competitive environment for post-graduate studies for those students wishing to further their education beyond the walls of DJJ. Could DJJ and GPA actually provide a benefit for certain youth to thrive and maximize their academic potential? Meet Armoni Boyd-Strozier.
The Spring 2018 Edition of The DJJ Digest, the Official Newsletter of the Department of Juvenile Justice, is now available for download.
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.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to share with stakeholders and the community its 2018 Quick Facts brochure. The publication includes an overview of the agency and several of its divisions. Additionally, information on many of the agency’s programs and recent statistics can be found as well. DJJ continues to abide by its mission to protect and serve the citizens of Georgia by holding young offenders accountable for their actions through the delivery of services and sanctions in appropriate settings and by supporting youth in their communities to become productive and law-abiding citizens.
Syndicated columnist Dick Yarbrough is a member of the Department of Juvenile Justice Board of Directors.
On Valentine's Day, the Macon Youth Development Campus (Macon YDC) sponsored a Happy Heart "Sock Hop" as part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.
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.
The Georgia Association of Women in Public Safety invites you to attend their 2018 training conference on May 1-3, 2018 at the Hyatt Place Athens.
Governor Nathan Deal on November 17th announced the six award winners who will participate in the Innovation Fund Accelerator, a competitive grant opportunity that provides funding to local educational agencies, regional educational service agencies, traditional public schools and charter schools to develop innovative programs that address challenging and complex educational issues.
Recently, the CJI released a report on the key outcomes from Georgia’s Incentive Grant Programs. These key outcomes show the fruits of Georgia's efforts in improving their juvenile justice system.