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Eastman Youth Development Campus
(Located in Dodge County)
William Taylor, Director
176 Freamon Graham Blvd.
Eastman, GA 31023-8003
Office: 478-374-6906
Phone: 478-374-6900
Fax: 478-374-6904

Capacity: 330 (All Male) (All Long-Term)

Program Description:
Eastman YDC opened in 1997. Eastman YDC has a capacity of 330 beds that houses older youth ages 17 to 20.

Eastman YDC has full educational services staffed with certified teachers that provides youth with opportunity to earn their high school or GED diploma. An agreement with the Heart of Georgia Technical College provides a variety of vocational classes. College credits can be earned in Auto Mechanics, Body Repair, Wood Working, Horticulture and Computer Technology, which can transfer to local colleges upon release.

A federal grant provides professional Career/Job services. Career staff provide assistance to youth to help with successful transition back into community by offering Job placement and College placement. Career placement staff assist youth in preparation of professional portfolios that includes accomplishments, diplomas and behavioral reports that can be presented during interviews with potential employers and colleges upon release.

Specialized counseling programs are provided for Sex Offender, Substance Abuse, Cognitive Restructuring and other psycho-Educational groups. Complete Medical, Dental and Mental Health needs are met through a staff of qualified professionals. Food Service staff provides nutritious meals and snacks daily.

Recreation supervisors provide youth with opportunity to participate in recreation and team sports such as Softball, Basketball, Soccer and Flag Football.

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 exit, turn right onto U.S. 23 South and travel around Cochran on the Cochran By-Pass for approximately 35 miles until you reach Eastman. Continue through Eastman on U.S. 23/U.S. 341 South, proceeding through 3 traffic lights. Approximately 1.5 miles past the third traffic light, look for a large brick sign on the left for “Eastman-Dodge County Industrial Park.” Turn left at this sign onto Industrial Boulevard. Proceed approximately one-fourth mile and turn left on Freamon Graham Boulevard. Eastman YDC is located on the right behind the Eastman RYDC.

   
 

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