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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.


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 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.

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The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Office of Communications is the point of contact for media inquiries from all local, state and national news organizations. Communications provides timely and accurate information about DJJ and its 26 juvenile secure facilities and 96 community services offices (CSOs).

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Glenn Allen

Communications Director


3408 Covington Highway
Decatur, GA 30032
United States