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Augusta Regional Youth Detention Center
[NE Region, District 7]
(Located in Richmond County)
Thomas Butts, Director
3485 Mike Padgett Highway
Augusta, GA 30906-3815
Phone: 706-771-4881
Fax: 706-771-4917

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 5627
Augusta, GA 30916-5627

Capacity: 64 (48 males/16 females)

Counties Served: Richmond, Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, Wilkes, Warren, Taliaferro, Screven, Jenkins, Glascock

Program Description
Provides temporary, secure care and supervision to youths who are charged with crimes or who have been found guilty of crimes and are awaiting disposition of their cases by a juvenile court. Additionally, youths committed to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice are frequently held in secure detention while awaiting placement in one of DJJ's treatment programs or facilities.

Also provides education, individual guidance and counseling, medical services, recreation, and arts and crafts. Clothing, meals, and medical and emergency dental care are a part of each center's basic care program.

Directions from Atlanta
Take I-20 1-20 East to Exit 196-A( Bobby Jones Expressway/Hwy 520 East) Continue on Hwy 520 to Exit 9-Mike Padgett Highway/Highway 56. Off of the exit make a right. Continue on Highway 56 pass Georgia Regional Hospital/Serenity on the right, continue pass the Sprint/McDonalds on the left. After going through the traffic light at the McDonald's make a right turn into the Augusta Youth Development Campus and then the immediate right in the parking lot to enter the Augusta RYDC parking lot.

   
 

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