Nutrition Team Wins USDA Turnip the Beet Award

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service named the DJJ Office of Nutrition and Food Services (ONFS) one of the 2021 Turnip the Beet award winners. The Turnip the Beet award recognizes outstanding summer meal program sponsors across the nation who work hard to offer high-quality meals to children during the summer months.

DJJ School System Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Professional Development Conference

The DJJ School System hosted its 2021 Professional Development Conference on June 7-10, 2021. The conference is designed to help education staff expand their knowledge and skills, implement the best educational practices, and better their performance in raising student achievement.

Arthur Ashe Courage Award Recipient Shares Story with Gainesville Youth

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.

Rockdale RYDC: Youth and Parent Engagement Forum

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

Rescue 2 Restore at the USDA National Detector Dog Training Center

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

Rockdale RYDC Holiday Season

Kudos to Director Wayne Dashield and his Rockdale RYDC leadership team for providing his staff with gift cards and food boxes for this holiday season!

Muscogee MSC: Operation Holiday Cheer

Recently, the Muscogee Multi-Service Center (Muscogee MSC) in Columbus held a special holiday door decoration contest to ring in the seasonal spirit!  Named Operation Holiday Cheer, participants from the probation office included Juvenile Probation and Parole Specialists, Juvenile Program

Elbert Shaw RYDC Georgia Shape Grant Award: DJJ and the Aquaponic Garden

Recently, the Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (Elbert Shaw RYDC) was awarded a $2000 Georgia Shape school health grant for the 2018-2019 school year.  The funding is in

DJJ Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cadwell RYDC

Commissioner Avery D. Niles presided over the ribbon cutting ceremony on December 10th to officially open the Department of Juvenile Justice’s (DJJ) newest facility, Cadwell Regional Youth Detention Center (Cadwell RYDC) in Laurens County.

Office of Nutrition and Food Services: Wellness Events at DJJ

Each local educational agency that participates in the National School Lunch Program or other federal Child Nutrition programs is required by federal law and the United States Department of Agriculture to establish a local school wellness policy for all schools under its jurisdiction.