Decatur, GA - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 37 newly trained cadets on Friday, July 10, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. These cadets are now Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO) and will join the ranks of other JCOs at 25 state-run facilities throughout Georgia.

“Our JCOs ensure a safe and secure environment for the rehabilitation of committed youth,” said DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “Their duties require maturity, reliability and self-discipline. I am grateful for the commitment of these officers to DJJ and the youth we serve.”

Basic Juvenile Correctional Officer Training is a 240-hour comprehensive program that provides basic skills training in security practices and procedures. To complete the program, a cadet must meet established standards on written examinations that evaluate cognitive knowledge, as well as performance-oriented examinations.

The graduates will be assigned to 16 different secure facilities near their places of residence across Georgia.

To learn more about career opportunities with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, contact the Office of Human Resources at 404-294-3431 or email careers@djjcareers.org.

Graduates

DJJ Secure Facility

Nketia Adams   

Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center

Rashemia Anderson       

Muscogee Youth Development Campus

Tykirra Averett

Muscogee Youth Development Campus

Davisha Baltimore           

Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center

Sha-Da Bell

Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center

Jocelyn Boyd

Muscogee Youth Development Campus

James Brown    

Augusta Youth Development Campus

Markkeyishia Brown

Caldwell Regional Youth Detention Center

Chinaka Callahan             

Atlanta Youth Development Campus

Larry Callahan   

Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center

Iesha Davis         

Waycross Regional Youth Detention Center

Tokedrius Dunlap            

Muscogee Youth Development Campus 

Alejandra Escobar

Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center

Christy Fuller-Jones

Metro Regional Youth Detention Center

Shanequa Garland

Loftiss Regional Youth Detention Center

Roger Gordon

Marietta Regional Youth Detention Center

Jaquira Harris

Muscogee Youth Development Campus

Shaneeat Henderson

Atlanta Youth Development Campus

Zoe Hill

Metro Regional Youth Detention Center

Gregory Hodges

Atlanta Youth Development Campus

Demarcus Holloway

Macon Youth Development Campus

Takeija Jones

Terrell Regional Youth Detention Center

Yvonne Joseph

Metro Regional Youth Detention Center

Letitia Mays

Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center

Malcolm Miller

Metro Regional Youth Detention Center

Roy O’Berry

Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center

Nautica Richardson

DeKalb Regional Youth Detention Center

Litzy Saravia-Perez

Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center

Nicholas Squall

Metro Regional Youth Detention Center

Sharinna Stanback

Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center

Thomas Strong 

Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center

Eboni Thorpe

Atlanta Youth Development Campus

Jonethia Tillman

Augusta Youth Development Campus

Ricky Walker

Atlanta Youth Development Campus

Taitiayna Wells

Macon Youth Development Campus

Eartha White

Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center

Jasmine Williams

Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center