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Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Today, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) was notified that a staff member at the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center in DeKalb County has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

DJJ Partners with The Home Depot To Provide Career Planning to Youth

Decatur, GA –  The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for youth participating in The Home Depot Career Planning Workshop on January 9, 2020. Five youth from the Macon Youth Development Campus (YDC) graduated from the workshop which is designed to teach soft skills and provide job skills training to students.

DJJ Youth Celebrate Academic Achievement

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held its annual winter high school commencement ceremony for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy on December 20 at the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center in Conyers, Georgia. DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver presented 15 High School Diplomas, 31 General Equivalency Degrees (GED) and two Technical Certificates of Credit to qualifying students.

Pre-Dawn Raid Finds Contraband at Youth Facility; Juvenile Correctional Officer Arrested

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announced the arrest of a Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) following a surprise pre-dawn raid this morning of the agency’s Muscogee Youth Development Campus in Muscogee County.  

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
United States