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The Department of Juvenile Justice is hiring new employees for facilities across Georgia.


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.

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3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032

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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Press Releases


Today, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is launching the “My Life, Your Story” initiative through its Office of Reentry Services. This program highlights the transformation of DJJ-involved youth and provides a conduit to reach other youthful offenders or at-risk teens through the art of letter-writing. The following letter is the first of many that will be highlighted from a DJJ youth in custody at one of our secure facilities or under supervision in the community.

GA Department of Juvenile Justice School System Earns System Accreditation

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that their school system, the Georgia Preparatory Academy, has earned system accreditation by Cognia Global Accreditation Commission, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and education service providers.


DJJ To Host Statewide Virtual Hiring Event - March 23-25, 2021

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will host a Statewide Virtual Hiring Event from Tuesday, March 23, 2021, until Thursday, March 25, 2021.  DJJ is searching for dedicated individuals to work at their youth development campuses located across Georgia.

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