Division of Administrative Services

Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb

Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb, Deputy Commissioner

The Division of Administrative Services encompasses the Office of Contracts, Office of Grants and Building Services, Real Estate Management and Strategic Planning, Office of Technology and Information Services, Office of Engineering, Office of Assets and Property Management, Office of Continuous Improvement, as well as DJJ's Criminal History Unit.

OFFICE OF CONTRACTS

The DJJ Office of Contracts obtains and monitors services through the development of contracts to support the Department in its mission of protecting and serving the citizens of Georgia. By holding young offenders accountable for their actions through the delivery of services and sanctions in appropriate settings and by supporting youth in their communities, the youth learn to become productive and law-abiding citizens.

The Office of Contracts accomplishes this task by procuring services necessary to directly support the youth entrusted to DJJ through directly awarded contracts (non-competively procured). As an Agency of the State of Georgia, DJJ is required by the Official Code of Georgia (O.C.G.A) to follow the procurement rules established by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services` State Purchasing Division`s Georgia Procurement Manual.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF CONTRACTS

EMAIL THE OFFICE OF CONTRACTS HERE

To contact via telephone please call 404-508-5036.


OFFICE OF GRANTS, REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGIC PLANNING 

The Office of Grants, Real Estate Management and Strategic Planning is responsible for developing and submitting applications to various entities for state and federal grant funds to assist the Department with meeting the mission of the agency, as well as managing 108 real estate properties used by the agency primarily for the Division of Community Services. This unit also oversees the day-to-day operations, maintenance and security of DJJ’s central office.

The third arm, Strategic Planning, is the agency’s centralized data monitor for performance metrics, operational planning and business continuity. The unit also provides annual strategic planning reports to the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget.
 

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SERVICES 

The mission of the Office of Technology and Information Services is to support the development of software and provide database support for the Department of Juvenile Justice by managing information systems, the Juvenile Tracking System (JTS), DJJ's main website, DJJ’s intranet portal, support for third-party software (e.g., KRONOS time, attendance and leave management system and PeopleSoft) and SEMSnet (Special Education Individual Education Plans).


OFFICE OF ENGINEERING

The Engineering and Construction team’s mission is to address the needs outlined in DJJ’s strategic plan for growth and development, as well as its challenges by meeting the maintenance and repair needs in the agency's aging facilities.


OFFICE OF ASSETS AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

The Office of Assets and Property Management’s mission is to establish operational procedures to account for agency assets. The Department of Juvenile Justice currently has approximately 37,000 total assets consisting of state-owned assets, leased computers and vehicles, state-owned vehicles and an assortment of office furnishings.
 

OFFICE OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT (OCI)

The OCI mission is to facilitate the improvement of secure environments and treatment services provided to youth through the evaluation and education of DJJ facilities and programs with the goal of promoting a culture of high expectations that result in quality programs, services, and security practices throughout the Department of Juvenile Justice.

CRIMINAL HISTORY UNIT (CHU)

The Criminal History Unit is responsible for conducting criminal background investigations for all new employees, officers, contractors and vendors contracted to serve the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The unit also ensures background investigations are regularly conducted for all employees to ensure DJJ remains compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), in addition to approving all POST positions.