DeKalb Regional Youth Detention Center
[NE Region, District 3B]
(Located in DeKalb County)
Laticia Ethridge, Director
2946 Clifton Springs Road
Decatur, GA 30034-3820
Capacity: 64 (64 Males/0 Females)
Counties Served: DeKalb
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 East to the Candler Road exit and turn right.
Continue along Candler Road approximately 1 mile then light turn right onto
Panthersville Road. Continue down Panthersville Road for approximately 1 mile
to the next light and turn right onto Clifton Springs Road. Stay in the right
lane (turning lane). The RYDC is located on the right.