Return of In-Person Visitation at DJJ Secure Facilities
On May 8, 2021, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) began a modified in-person visitation of youth for parents, guardians, and family members at our secure facilities across the state. DJJ secure facility personnel will contact parents and legal guardians to schedule a visitation with a youth.
DJJ remains committed to keeping families connected by continuing phone and video call visitations via state-issued smartphones, tablets, or computers. These calls are free and available for parents, guardians, or family members who have approved visitation. If you are not currently an approved visitor, please get in touch with your child's facility for more information.
Parents and guardians may contact the facility where your child is assigned for visitation days and hours. Contraband such as alcohol, cigarettes, money, gum, snacks, drugs, and weapons cannot be brought into the facility. Snack machines are available at the facility. You may purchase snacks for your child, but they must be consumed during your visit. Generally, your child is allowed an intake phone call upon arrival at the RYDC and before their detention hearing. After the first call, they can make one free call each week. Contact your child's detention counselor for call dates and times. Your child may write as many postcards as they wish during designated times. However, unless you provide the RYDC with additional postage stamps, the youth will only be provided postage for two postcards per week.