DJJ Board of Juvenile Justice
The Board of Juvenile Justice consists of 15 members, each appointed by the Governor. Pursuant to Title 49-4A-2, Official Code of Georgia, the Board of Juvenile Justice establishes the general policy to be followed by the Department of Juvenile Justice. The board's objective is to provide leadership in developing programs to successfully rehabilitate juvenile offenders committed to the state’s custody and provide guidance to the Commissioner.
The Board is a combination of professionals, attorneys, law enforcement, public servants, and others interested in improving Georgia's juvenile justice system.
Upcoming DJJ Board Meeting Information
The board consists of at least one member but not more than two members from each state's congressional district, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Georgia State Senate. Following the initial staggering of board terms, each succeeding appointment is for five years.
A one-member non-voting judicial advisor is appointed by the Governor and consists of a judge providing the board with a judicial perspective on board issues.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
By law, the Department of Juvenile Justice is designated a special school district. Therefore, Board members also serve as DJJ School Board Members. The board's objective is to meet the law requirements for public schools and the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education. The Board must establish educational services and programs in the special school district so that all youth are served with the same quality and education content as other schools.
The Board meets the fourth Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public and their locations are posted on the Department’s website. Meetings are usually held at DJJ’s Central Office and begin at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.