EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: SE Regional District Director Bill Martin

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Community Services Division would like to acknowledge Southeast Regional District Director Bill Martin for his leadership and commitment to the District 11 team and the local communities served throughout the District.

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: JPPS II Sammy Williams

This month's Employee Spotlight shines on JPPS II Sammy Williams of the Toombs Community Services Office. Recently selected as Employee of the Month for the Division of Community Services, JPPS Williams is the true definition of a team player, doing what it takes to help his fellow co-workers serve the youth of East Central Georgia.

Employee Spotlight: Whitney Ringer

Employee Spotlight on Whitney Ringer

Employee Spotlight October 2020: Michael Berrian, Jr.

A good example of the long road to success can be seen in the story of Michael Berrian, Jr. Currently a Sergeant at the Cadwell Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC), Michael  started his career at the Macon Youth Development Center (YDC) nearly two years ago.

Decatur Girl Scouts Collect Books for DJJ Youth and Students

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.

BizWhizz Program Teaches YDC Youth To Become Entrepreneurs

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

As We Rise to the Challenge

Chatham Education Transition Center Youth Graduate from Georgia Tech LEAP Program

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.

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 bet

Georgia Preparatory Academy: Macon RYDC Open House

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.

DeKalb RYDC Parent Night Encourages Family Involvement

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.

DJJ Unity: Aaron Cohn RYDC/Muscogee YDC Cookout

On Friday, July 19th, the Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center and Muscogee Youth Development Campus hosted their first joint facility summer cookout to increase teamwork and morale for Department of Juvenile Justice at the neighboring facilities.

Independence Day at the Martha K. Glaze RYDC

Earlier this month, the Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center (Martha K. Glaze RYDC) held its annual Volunteer Services/Independence Day Recognition Celebration for the youth and staff of the facility.

PBIS at DJJ: Investment Education

Recently, the Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center (Martha K. Glaze RYDC) spearheaded by Counseling Services held a counseling focused business event with speaker Brenon Robbins.  An investment banker with the Wells Fargo bank and a motivational speaker, Mr.

PBIS at DJJ: Martha K. Glaze RYDC Field Day

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.

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

DJJ Cares: Bell Minor Home Father's Day

Recently, Department of Juvenile Justice youth from around Georgia participated in a group community service project to create speciality greeting cards to support the Father's Day holiday.  Working with staff, youth from the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center (Metro RYDC) and Gainesvi

DJJ Accreditation: Macon/Rockdale ACA Flag Ceremonies

Recently, the Department of Juvenile Justice held three American Correctional Association (ACA) flag ceremonies to honor the national accreditation of the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (Rockdale RYDC), Macon Regional Youth Detention Center (Macon RYDC), and the Macon Youth Deve

PBIS at DJJ: Choir Concert

Summer was kicked off with a song and blast at the Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center (Martha K. Glaze RYDC) in Clayton County.

Rescue 2 Restore: Macon ETC Graduation

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DJJ Health and Nutrition: Kale Smoothies at the Elbert Shaw RYDC

Did you know that at the Department of Juvenile Justice Office of Nutrition & Food Services and Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (Elbert Shaw RYDC), are on the cutting edge in growing one of the newly defined health superfoods?

Pathway to Success 2019: Georgia Preparatory Academy Graduation

Recently, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice held its annual spring high school commencement ceremony for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia. DJJ Commissioner Avery D.

DJJ Growth: 2019 Division of Community Services Professional Development Conference

Earlier this spring, the Department of Juvenile Justice’s Division of Community Services held its annual Professional Development Conference at the Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris, Georgia.  Division employees all joined together to learn and embrace the theme, “Accelerate Your Professional Growth.”

DJJ History: Seven Years of the Atlanta YDC

In 2012, the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced the opening of the agency's newest Youth Development Campus, the Atlanta YDC.

PBIS at DJJ: Augusta RYDC Spring Break

Springtime means Spring Break for Georgia's high school students and youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy at DJJ at the Augusta Youth Detention Center (Augusta RYDC), this annual tradition is no different.