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.


Our Commissioner

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

FY2023 Annual Report

2023 DJJ Annual Report

Allyson Richardson 2024

The DJJ Update Q1 2024


My Life, Your Story

Service of Process Designee

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

DJJ Review April 2024

The DJJ Review Newsletter

GPA 2023

Youth High School Graduation

Tyler Jenkins

Working At DJJ

Learn why Tyler Jenkins, a Counselor 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!

RBWO Information & Application

WRAP Information & Application

Transforming U Initiative

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

F.R.E.S.H. Start Youth Initiative

F.R.E.S.H. Start Youth Initiative provides current and former DJJ youth supervised in the community with career opportunities.


Voices for Georgia's Children Metro RYDC Tour

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BJCOT Graduation

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. 


Power of Peace Project

Resources for Parents and Guardians


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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