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DJJ GRADUATES 35 JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 35 newly-trained Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) cadets on Friday, August 27, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets have now joined the ranks of other JCOs at state-run secure facilities throughout Georgia.

WILKES RYDC EARNS ACA ACCREDITATION

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that the Wilkes Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC), located in Washington, Ga., has obtained accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA). The secure facility for justice-involved youth underwent a robust audit of its operations and treatment services, receiving accreditation on August 14 during ACA's 151st Congress of Correction held in Nashville, Tenn.  

DJJ Commissioner Receives CJJA President's Award

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce that the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) has named Commissioner Tyrone Oliver the 2021 President's Award recipient. Oliver received the award at the CJJA Summer Meeting on Aug. 14 in Nashville, Tenn.

DJJ HOLDS COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROBATION OFFICER GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for seven new community service officers and three new probation officers on Friday, July 30th, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.

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

Visit:

3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032

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