Eastman Youth Development
(Located in Dodge County)
William Taylor, Director
Eastman, GA 31023-8003
Capacity: 330 (All Male) (All Long-Term)
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
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:
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.