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 TO HOLD CAREER FAIR IN ATLANTA

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) will host a Career Fair on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at the Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ. DJJ is searching for dedicated individuals to work at their youth development facilities located across metro Atlanta.

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.

Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Celebrates Academic Achievement

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held its annual spring high school commencement ceremony for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy on Friday, May 24th, in Forsyth, Georgia. DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles presented 18 High School Diplomas, 26 General Equivalency Degrees (GED), and 32 Technical Certificates of Credit to qualifying students.

Open House Scheduled for New Laurens County Regional Youth Detention Center

On Thursday, April 11th, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Commissioner Avery D. Niles will welcome state legislators, community leaders, and judicial representatives to an Open House tour of the new Cadwell Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC), in Cadwell, Georgia.