The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves the state's youthful offenders up to the age of 21.

DJJ Staff

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.

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


Press Releases

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.

Pre-Dawn Raid Finds Contraband at Youth Facility; Juvenile Correctional Officer Arrested

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announced the arrest of a Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) following a surprise pre-dawn raid this morning of the agency’s Muscogee Youth Development Campus in Muscogee County.  

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. Communications provides timely and accurate information about DJJ and its 26 juvenile secure facilities and 96 community services offices (CSOs).