DJJ and Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Aaron Cohn RYDC Survivors’ Luncheon

November 20, 2018

During October, the Department of Juvenile Justice has highlighted the importance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Recently, staff members at Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center in Columbus hosted a luncheon for breast cancer survivors in the community. Facility Director Mario Mitchell and Volunteer Resource Coordinator Ornessa Jones-Collins invited breast cancer survivors to share their experiences and discuss breast cancer prevention. Aaron Cohn staff were also encouraged to wear pink to show their support for those who are survivors or currently battling breast cancer.


PBIS at DJJ: Elbert Shaw RYDC November Employee of the Month

November 19, 2018

DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles congratulates Recreation Supervisor Adam White and Juvenile Correctional Officer Bobby Minjanez for being named Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Employees of the Month for the Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center facility. The PBIS Employee of the Month award is open to all in fields of Safety & Security, Medical, Counselors, Mental Health, Education, Food Service, Maintenance, Business, Personnel, Support Staff and Administration.

DJJ Receives Honorary Golden Radish Award

November 1, 2018

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) school system received the Honorary Golden Radish Award from Georgia Organics and its partners on October 22. Golden Radishes are given to Georgia school districts that participated in farm to school initiatives, procured local foods for school menus, and incorporated taste tests, cooking and gardening activities into their curriculums.