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Today, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is launching the “My Life, Your Story” initiative through its Office of Reentry Services. This program highlights the transformation of DJJ-involved youth and provides a conduit to reach other youthful offenders or at-risk teens through the art of letter-writing. The following letter is the first of many that will be highlighted from a DJJ youth in custody at one of our secure facilities or under supervision in the community.

GA Department of Juvenile Justice School System Earns System Accreditation

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that their school system, the Georgia Preparatory Academy, has earned system accreditation by Cognia Global Accreditation Commission, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and education service providers.


DJJ To Host Statewide Virtual Hiring Event - March 23-25, 2021

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will host a Statewide Virtual Hiring Event from Tuesday, March 23, 2021, until Thursday, March 25, 2021.  DJJ is searching for dedicated individuals to work at their youth development campuses located across Georgia.

DJJ Holds Georgia Preparatory Academy Winter Graduation Ceremonies

In December, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice held graduation ceremonies around the state for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy. 

Media Inquiries

The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Office of Communications is the point of contact for media inquiries from all local, state and national news organizations. 

Contact DJJ Communications

Glenn Allen

Communications Director


3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032

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