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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. 

DJJ Honored by Cobb County Board of Commissioners for Virtual Juvenile Court Hearing Program

On Tuesday, December 15, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and its Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) received Certificates of Appreciation from the Cobb County Board of Commissioners for its work in establishing a system to conduct virtual juvenile court hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grammy Award-Winning Artist Inspires DJJ Youth With Powerful Message of Restoration

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Grammy award-winning artist Lecrae shared his journey to restoration with Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) youth during a visit to the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) to inspire youth to reach for their dreams.


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver is pleased to announce that Gary Yandura, Chief of Police for the City of Brookhaven, has been appointed to serve as a board member with the state's youth correctional and rehabilitative agency.

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
United States

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