DJJ PARTNERS WITH STEPHENS COUNTY TO PROVIDE JOBS TO YOUTH

(Decatur, Ga.) – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today the expansion of the agency's career opportunity program F.R.E.S.H Start Youth Initiative. DJJ is now partnering with the Stephens County Development Authority (SCDA) to help ensure justice-involved youth in Northeast Georgia have access to gainful employment.

DJJ EARNS PERFECT SCORE FROM GaDOE

(Decatur, GA) – The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce that the DJJ School System scored 100 percent on the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Special Education evaluation, reflecting the agency's dedication to providing special education programs and services to students with disabilities.

DJJ CELEBRATES CTAE MONTH

Decatur, GA - February is Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) Month and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is joining other secondary-educational institutions to raise public awareness of the achievements of youth enrolled in CTAE programming.

DJJ NAMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce that Anthony B. Kinnel was named 2022-2023 DJJ Teacher of the Year. Kinnel, a mathematics and science teacher at the Martha K. Glaze Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) in Clayton County, Ga., was recognized for his achievement during a special presentation at the DJJ Board Meeting on January 27.

MACON YOUTH FACILITIES EARN NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that the Macon Youth Development Center (YDC) and Macon Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC), located in Macon, Ga., have obtained accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA). The secure facilities for justice-involved youth underwent robust operations and treatment service audits, receiving accreditation on January 8 at the ACA Winter Conference in Phoenix, Az.

DJJ Holds Anniversary Celebration for Valdosta Youth Center

 The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a first-anniversary celebration for the Southwest Key's Evening Reporting Center on Monday, November 8. The center in Valdosta, Ga., is an evidence-based program designed to provide structure and supervision to juvenile justice system-involved youth at risk of recidivating.

DJJ TO HOLD JOB FAIR IN AUGUSTA

Decatur, GA - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will hold a Job Fair in Augusta, Georgia, on Wednesday, October 27, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  DJJ is currently looking to hire Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO), Housekeepers, and Food Service Workers for the Augusta Youth Development Campus and Regional Youth Development Campus.

DJJ HOLDS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS GRADUATION CEREMONY

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 39 newly-trained Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) cadets on Friday, October 22nd, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets have now joined the ranks of other JCOs at state-run secure facilities throughout Georgia.

DJJ GRADUATES 35 JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 35 newly-trained Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) cadets on Friday, August 27, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets have now joined the ranks of other JCOs at state-run secure facilities throughout Georgia.

WILKES RYDC EARNS ACA ACCREDITATION

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that the Wilkes Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC), located in Washington, Ga., has obtained accreditation from the American Correctional Association (ACA). The secure facility for justice-involved youth underwent a robust audit of its operations and treatment services, receiving accreditation on August 14 during ACA's 151st Congress of Correction held in Nashville, Tenn.