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.  

DJJ Commissioner Receives CJJA President's Award

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce that the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) has named Commissioner Tyrone Oliver the 2021 President's Award recipient. Oliver received the award at the CJJA Summer Meeting on Aug. 14 in Nashville, Tenn.

DJJ HOLDS COMMUNITY SERVICES AND PROBATION OFFICER GRADUATION CEREMONY

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for seven new community service officers and three new probation officers on Friday, July 30th, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.

Georgia DJJ Announces Reelection of Board Chair

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce today the reelection of Sandra Heath Taylor as Chair of the Board of Juvenile Justice. The Board Chair leads DJJ's 15-member Board, which establishes the agency's general policy. Each board member is appointed by the Governor of Georgia.  

GA DJJ Welcomes New Board Members

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce today three new appointments to the Board of Juvenile Justice and the reappointment of six sitting board members by Governor Brian P. Kemp. The Board of Juvenile Justice consists of 15 members, each appointed by the Governor, and establishes the agency's general policy. 

DJJ HOLDS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER GRADUATION CEREMONY

On May 27, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for 28 newly trained cadets at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets are now Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO) and have joined the ranks of other JCOs at 25 state-run facilities throughout Georgia.

 

DJJ Holds Georgia Preparatory Academy Spring Graduation Ceremonies

During the week of May 24, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held graduation ceremonies around the state for youth attending the Georgia Preparatory Academy (GPA). Nineteen high school diplomas and thirty-one GED diplomas were awarded at nine DJJ facilities over five days.

 

DJJ LAUNCHES “MY LIFE, YOUR STORY” INITIATIVE

Today, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is launching the “My Life, Your Story” initiative through its Office of Reentry Services. This program highlights the transformation of DJJ-involved youth and provides a conduit to reach other youthful offenders or at-risk teens through the art of letter-writing. The following letter is the first of many that will be highlighted from a DJJ youth in custody at one of our secure facilities or under supervision in the community.

GA Department of Juvenile Justice School System Earns System Accreditation

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced today that their school system, the Georgia Preparatory Academy, has earned system accreditation by Cognia Global Accreditation Commission, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts and education service providers.