Department of Juvenile Justice


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


Commissioner Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb

Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) on May 3, 2023 by Governor Brian P. Kemp.


My Life, Your Story

The assigned Service of Process Designees for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice can be found on the Office of Legal Services page at

DJJ Youth High School Graduation

Working At DJJ

Learn why Tyler Jenkins, an employee at our Macon Youth Detention Center in central Georgia finds joy and fulfillment in his day-to-day work as a Behavioral Health Specialist. Join the DJJ team today to help make a difference in the lives of our youth!

Become a Residential and Community Provider

Room, Board and Watchful Oversight (RBWO) involves the delivery of lodging, food, and attentive and responsible care to children in the juvenile justice system. Learn more and become a Residential and Community Provider!

F.R.E.S.H. Start

The F.R.E.S.H. Start Youth Initiative is a DJJ program that works with the business community to provide current and former justice-involved youth career opportunities.

Transforming U Initiative

DJJ's Transforming U Initiative strives to improve employees' overall health and well-being in all aspects of their lives.


DJJ Review Newsletter

Power of Peace Project

Resources for Parents and Guardians

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. 


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.

Toll Free
(855) 396-2978
Mail to

3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032

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