Decatur, GA – 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.


     The Open House will provide guest with a first-hand look at the innovative programs and services offered throughout the new facility. DJJ programming staff will be on hand to answers questions during the tour. On February 27, the Cadwell RYDC became a fully operational correctional facility.


     Remodeled from a former Georgia Department of Corrections center, the Cadwell RYDC has 23,000 square feet of dormitory space to securely accommodate a population of up to 48 males and eight (8) female juvenile offenders. The facility also has 9,300 square feet of vocational education space, which demonstrates DJJ’s emphasis on education and technology.


     Members of the media interested in attending the Open House should RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 10. On the day of the event, please arrive at the facility no later than 4 p.m. to be signed in and taken through the facility’s entrance procedures.



Date: Thursday, April 11

Location: Cadwell RYDC

2839 Railroad Ave. Cadwell, Ga.

Time:  5 p.m. until 7 p.m.



Communications Glenn Allen