Wellness Program Initiative at DJJ

The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) educates youth on life-long practices to ensure an overall healthy lifestyle.  DJJ encourages youth to be physically active, drink plenty of water, make nutritious meal choices and have a healthy mind.  In partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), DJJ further emphasizes the importance of overall wellness through its statewide Wellness Program Initiative.  The Wellness Program Initiative includes an Wellness Team and Wellness Ambassador at each facility that helps plan and implement two events for youth per school year. The events vary annually and have included health fairs, National School Lunch Week activities and fall festivals.  Facilities are also encouraged to go above and beyond by providing additional wellness events throughout the school year, putting theme in the running for the RYDC and YDC Wellness Committee of the Year award!

Check out some of the exciting wellness events taking place around the state:

Wellness Events



Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy Link (9.4)

Wellness Newsletters

DJJ Healthy Way May 2016

DJJ Healthy Way March 2016

DJJ Healthy Way February 2016

DJJ Healthy Way January 2016

DJJ Healthy Way December 2015

DJJ Healthy Way November 2015

DJJ Healthy Way October 2015

DJJ Healthy Way September 2015