Division of Secure Facilities

The Division of Secure Facilities provides oversight and leadership for 19 Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDCs)  and the 6 Youth Development Centers (YDCs) located throughout Georgia, ranging from 30 to 200-bed capacities.

The RYDCs are secure short-term centers for youth awaiting court to enter the community, placement in the community, or long-term facilities serving youthful offenders.

Each RYDC follows departmental policy and procedures and provides quality medical, Education, Behavioral Health, Nutrition, and general programming services.

The YDCs are for youth who have been committed to the custody of DJJ for long-term services and treatments.

Each YDC follows departmental policy and procedures based on federal and state law and various professional standards. In addition, 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 benefits.

To view a complete mapping of our secure facilities, click here 

P Hill

Deputy Commissioner - Division of Secure Facilities