Students at Augusta YDC Participate in “Movement 2 Success”

March 13, 2019

Community involvement and support are essential for rehabilitating young offenders in the care of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). DJJ strives to prepare incarcerated youth to reenter society as productive and law-abiding citizens. DJJ’s Office of Reentry Services works diligently to establish community partnerships and develop programs that will benefit youths by giving them the skills they need to succeed. “Movement 2 Success” is one of these programs recently completed by our youth housed at the Augusta Youth Development Campus (YDC).

Wilkes RYDC: Black History Month Events

March 7, 2019

During February, students at the Wilkes Regional Youth Detention Center (Wilkes RYDC) celebrated National Black History Month, which salutes the significant achievements made by African Americans and recognizes their central roles in American h

DJJ Education: Culinary Arts

February 27, 2019

Considering today’s high-cost for student investment in university degrees, the employment marketplace continues to yield diminishing job opportunities for college grads. But vocational training remains a viable, reliable option to prepare our

Eastman YDC: Wellness Day

February 21, 2019

Staff from every department in the Eastman Youth Development Campus recently organized activity booths in their gymnasium to help support their facility-wide observance of youth Wellness Day. The goal of Wellness Day is to provide DJJ youth wit

PBIS at DJJ’s Macon YDC: “When the Stars Come Out”

February 18, 2019

On February 1st, female youth at the Macon Youth Development Campus (YDC) participated in an evening of glamour and fun during the facility’s annual gala. “When the Stars Come Out,” this year’s themegave 17 female youth the opportunity to dress in formal wear and dance to hits like the “Cha-Cha Slide” and “Cupid Shuffle.” Youth who had not had any disciplinary issues for over the past 30-days could participate through the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.