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.

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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.

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.

Mail to:

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. 

Latest News

Press Releases

DJJ Holds Anniversary Celebration for Valdosta Youth Center

 The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a first-anniversary celebration for the Southwest Key's Evening Reporting Center on Monday, November 8. The center in Valdosta, Ga., is an evidence-based program designed to provide structure and supervision to juvenile justice system-involved youth at risk of recidivating.


Decatur, GA - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will hold a Job Fair in Augusta, Georgia, on Wednesday, October 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  DJJ is currently looking to hire Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO), Housekeepers, and Food Service Workers for the Augusta Youth Development Campus and Regional Youth Development Campus.


The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 35 newly-trained Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) cadets on Friday, August 27, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets have now joined the ranks of other JCOs at state-run secure facilities throughout Georgia.

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