Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is a multi-faceted agency that provides a wide range of services for youthful offenders across the state. Each day at 26 facilities and 98 court services offices, DJJ supervises, detains, and oversees treatment programs for youth referred by juvenile courts and in collaboration with other public, private, and community groups.
In addition, as the state’s 181st school district, DJJ is one of Georgia’s largest educators, accredited by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Correctional Education Association (CEA), offering youth in custody the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and career vocational skills. Over 52,000 youth are served annually by the Department, including those who are placed on probation, sentenced to short-term incarceration, jointly shared with local counties, or those solely committed to DJJ by Juvenile Courts.