DJJ Unity: Aaron Cohn RYDC/Muscogee YDC Cookout

August 7, 2019

On Friday, July 19th, the Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center and Muscogee Youth Development Campus hosted their first joint facility summer cookout to increase teamwork and morale for Department of Juvenile Justice at the neighboring facilities.

Focusing on the slogan of “TWO FACILITIES, ONE TEAM...MAKING A DIFFERENCE,” seventy-six members of the Columbus-area juvenile centers bonded during a cookout of hot dogs, burgers, and chicken as they came together to support the mission of the Department of Juvenile Justice. 

Understanding that the needs of the youth of the area extend beyond any one facility, the joint cookout reminded everyone that working in honor of a common goal is imperative to ensure both safety and security as well reintegrating our youth back into their communities.

Special thanks to the following Columbus area businesses and volunteers for their donations and support:

  • Ed's Country Cooking - hot dogs, buns, and baked beans

  • A.J. Painting - Unity t-shirts

  • Bunn Vending - potato chips

  • Volunteer Lisa Khalil for providing the potato salad

The Department of Juvenile Justice would also like to thank the employees of the Aaron Cohn RYDC and Muscogee YDC for attending the Unity Cookout.