Augusta Youth Development
Mr. Thomas Butts, Director
3481 Mike Padgett Highway
Augusta, GA 30906-3815
Capacity: 120 (All Males)
Situated on 456 acres, the Augusta
Youth Development Campus was originally opened in the early 1950ís as a
training school with instruction in farming and animal husbandry. Today the
Augusta Youth Development Campus is an innovative, specialized program for the
treatment of offenders with special needs. A Juvenile Corrections Counselor
position was created for this type of specialized clientele. These counselors
receive detailed specialized training prior to working with offenders. In
addition to this innovative specialized treatment program, the facility also
houses a general population and Short Term Program.
The facility provides core
educational programs and vocational classes in horticulture, computer skills,
and building construction. Medical services, individual guidance, counseling,
and recreation services are provided.
Directions from Atlanta:
Take I-20 East to Exit 196-A (Hwy. 520 East Bobby Jones
Expressway). Continue on Hwy. 520 to Exit 9 - Mike Padgett Highway/Hwy. 56.
Turn right onto Mike Padgett Highway and proceed for approximately 1/4 mile.
The Augusta Youth Development Campus is on the right.