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In early March, former professional boxer Dewey Bozella met youth housed at Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center to share his story on being wrongfully imprisoned 26 years for a crime he did not commit.
A recent example is a partnership that occurred when the team members of Girl Scout Troop #13592 in Decatur set up a book collection drive for DJJ youth and students attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy.
Youth at the Atlanta Youth Development Campus (YDC) participated in the BizWhizz.Org Entrepreneurship Program which is designed to teach youth how to become entrepreneurs.
As We Rise to the Challenge
On November 13, DJJ held a graduation ceremony for Savannah area youth who participated in the Georgia Institute of Technology Logistics Education and Pathways (LEAP) training program.
In August, the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (Rockdale RYDC) held its first monthly speaker’s session entitled “Youth and Parent Engagement Forum.” Created by Rockdale RYDC’s Volunteer Resource Services, the forums are designed to help sustain an open line of communications
In August, the Georgia Preparatory Academy's (GPA) and the Macon Regional Youth Detention Center (Macon RYDC) held its annual Open House and Title I Event at its main campus.
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice DeKalb Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) hosted a parent night Thursday, July 18 to provide parents with pertinent information about the facility’s operational procedures, programs and services and to field their questions and concerns.
The Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center (Martha K. Glaze RYDC) in Clayton County recently hosted an athletic Field Day as part of the facility’s Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program.
Recently, students from the Macon Educational Transition Center (Macon ETC) were given a tour of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Detector Dog Training Center (NDDTC) in Newnan, Georgia. The NDDTC, located on seventeen acres with eight buildings and more than