Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center
[NE Region, District 2]
(Located in Hall County)
Charles Hewett, Director
450 Crescent Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501-2536
Capacity: 64 (48 Males/16 Females)
Counties Served: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton and White
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-85 North to I-985 North to Gainesville. Get off at Exit 24 and turn left back under I-985.
Make the first right on Crescent Drive and Gainesville RYDC will be on your right.