Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Today, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) was notified that a staff member at the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center in DeKalb County has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

DJJ Partners with The Home Depot To Provide Career Planning to Youth

Decatur, GA –  The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for youth participating in The Home Depot Career Planning Workshop on January 9, 2020. Five youth from the Macon Youth Development Campus (YDC) graduated from the workshop which is designed to teach soft skills and provide job skills training to students.

DJJ Youth Celebrate Academic Achievement

Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held its annual winter high school commencement ceremony for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy on December 20 at the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center in Conyers, Georgia. DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver presented 15 High School Diplomas, 31 General Equivalency Degrees (GED) and two Technical Certificates of Credit to qualifying students.

Pre-Dawn Raid Finds Contraband at Youth Facility; Juvenile Correctional Officer Arrested

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announced the arrest of a Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) following a surprise pre-dawn raid this morning of the agency’s Muscogee Youth Development Campus in Muscogee County.  

December 2019 DJJ Board Meeting Notification

Pursuant to the terms of O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1, notice is hereby given to the public that the open monthly meeting of the Board of Juvenile Justice will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

DJJ HOLDS LEAP GRADUATION CEREMONY IN SAVANNAH

On November 13th, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for DJJ youth who participated in Georgia Tech University’s Logistic Education and Pathway (L.E.A.P.) training program.

DJJ Receives Honorary Golden Radish Award

Decatur, GA-The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) received an Honorary Award at the Golden Radish Award ceremony held on, Sept. 17, 2019, at the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. A Golden Radish Award is given to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in Georgia who are doing extraordinary work in farm to school initiatives.

DJJ Opens New Muscogee Education Transition Center in Columbus

Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Commissioner Avery D. Niles held a ribbon‐ cutting ceremony today to officially open the Muscogee Education Transition Center (ETC) in Columbus, Georgia. The new facility is designed to give youth re‐entering society and still under DJJ supervision a setting where they can complete their secondary education.