Visitation, Telephone Calls & Correspondence
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 connect 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 contact your child's facility for more information.
Please note that all visitors are required to pass a COVID-19 screening before entering the facility.
Parents and guardians may contact the facility where your child is staying for visitation days and hours. Contraband cannot be brought into the facility (i.e., alcohol, cigarettes, money, gum, snacks, drugs, weapons). 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 his or her arrival at the RYDC and before his/her detention hearing. After the first call, he/she will be allowed to make one free call each week. Contact your child’s counselor for call dates and times. Your child may write as many postcards as he/she wishes during designated times. However, unless you provide the RYDC with extra postage stamps, the youth will only be provided postage for two postcards per week.