Division of Secure Campuses

Atlanta YDC

The Division is responsible for the daily management of all seven Youth Development Campuses (YDCs) and Special Operations.

All YDCs provide secure care, supervision and treatment services to youth who have been committed to the custody of DJJ for long-term programs.

Each YDC follows departmental policy and procedures based on federal and state law and a variety of professional standards. Each facility provides youth services that include education, health and mental health services, food services, resident counseling, substance abuse units, vocational programming, and family visitation, among other services.

To search a complete list of YDC facilities, click here.

Division of Secure Campuses

Sherry Shoats, Deputy Commissioner

Allyson Richardson, Assistant Deputy Commissioner

Shawn Swain, Assistant Deputy Commissioner