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Suspension of Visitation At Secure Facilities

Visitation at all DJJ secure facilities will be suspended until further notice.

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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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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
United States

Latest News

Press Releases

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Inspires DJJ Youth With Powerful Message of Restoration

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae shared his journey to restoration with Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth during a visit to the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) to inspire youth to reach for their dreams.

DJJ WELCOMES YANDURA AS BOARD MEMBER

Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver is pleased to announce that Gary Yandura, Chief of Police for the City of Brookhaven, has been appointed to serve as a board member with the state's youth correctional and rehabilitative agency.

DJJ TO HOST STATEWIDE VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will host a Statewide Virtual Hiring Event from Tuesday, September 22, 2020, until Thursday, September 24, 2020.  DJJ is searching for dedicated individuals to work at their youth development campuses located across Georgia.

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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