Eastman Regional Youth
[SE Region, District 9]
(Located in Dodge County)
Gary Darrisaw, Director
181 Industrial Boulevard
Eastman, GA 31023-3042
Capacity: 30 (22 Males/8 Females)
Served: Dodge, Ben Hill, Bleckley, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Laurens, Montgomery,
Pulaski, Treutlen, Telfair, Wheeler and Wilcox
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-75 South to Macon and then take I-16 East. Take
Exit 6 (U.S. 23 and U.S. 129 Alt). At the end of the exit, turn right onto
U.S. 23 South and travel approximately 40 miles to Cochran. Travel around
Cochran on the Cochran By-Pass. Travel approximately 20 miles to Eastman.
Continue through Eastman on U.S. 23 and U.S. 341 South proceeding through
three traffic lights. Approximately 1.5 miles past the third traffic light,
look for a large brick sign on the left which reads "Welcome – Eastman Dodge
Industrial Park". Turn left at this sign onto Industrial Boulevard. Proceed
approximately one-fourth mile and Eastman RYDC will be the fourth building on
the left on the corner of Industrial Boulevard and Freamon Graham Boulevard.