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Muscogee Youth Development Campus
(Located in Muscogee County)
Marvin Menafee, Director
7700-A Chattsworth Road
Midland, GA 31820
Phone: 706-565-4391
Office: 706-565-4395
Fax: 706-565-4353

Capacity: 60 (All Male)

Program Description:
The Muscogee Youth Development Campus is located on 42 acres of land east of Columbus, Georgia. The site is shared with the Judge Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Center. The overall objective of the Muscogee YDC is to foster the image of a “village” by using residential building materials and facilitating effective movement of small groups (families) from cottages to school and after school programs. It is designed to house medium to low risk youth who are incarcerated for the first time.

The Muscogee YDC used the term “cottage culture” which is a combination of behavioral, normative, functional, cognitive and structural definitions of the word culture. In establishing the “cottage culture” at the Muscogee YDC, staff and youth learn to share ideas, values, ways of problem solving and rules for living that foster a positive environment for changing behavior thus reducing the possibilities of previous behaviors which resulted in involvement with the Juvenile Justice system. The cottage culture is designed to offer opportunities for all staff to be involved in the daily activities of the youth to establish relationships with them to create a family atmosphere.

Directions from Atlanta:
Travel I-85 South to I-185 South. Continue on I-185 South to Exit 10 (Macon-Phenix City). Take the second exit, Macon exit (U.S. 80/GA 22). Stay on U.S. 80 East until you come to the third traffic light at Flatrock Road. Make a right onto Flatrock Road. Stay on Flatrock Road until you come to the intersection at Macon Road. Make a left onto Macon Road. Continue on Macon for approximately 1/2 mile until you come to Chattsworth Road on your right. Make a right onto Chattsworth Road. The Muscogee YDC is approximately 1/2 mile on your right. Make a right at the mailbox marked 7700 and follow the road around to your right.


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