Rockdale RYDC Volunteer Services Community Engagement DJJ Staff  at:  5/24/2016  

Rockdale RYDC Volunteer Services Community Engagement

On May 17th, Leadership Rockdale had a Community Engagement Opportunity at the Conyers First United Methodist Church. Members of the Rockdale Regional Youth Detention Center (Rockdale RYDC) were in attendance to recruit volunteers for the facility and to speak with political and community leaders from across Rockdale County.

The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Rockdale program is an annual class consisting of diverse and qualified individuals. The program provides a learning environment that enhances personal and professional growth to benefit the community and its region.

Leadership Rockdale is an educational experience rather than a program of advocacy. It deals with issues facing our community, state and nation. The participants in Leadership Rockdale profit from getting to know each other and from the formal and informal exchange of ideas and experiences. They gain knowledge and understanding from authorities on a wide variety of subjects such as governmental organization, education and private enterprise. Thus, Leadership Rockdale prepares them for a more active role in the affairs of the community.

With a strong foundation of active participants, DJJ is grateful to it's many volunteers who play a vital role to improve the lives of young offenders in our juvenile facilities and in our communities. The Volunteer Services Program is responsible for the recruitment and screening of prospective volunteers, as well as their orientation and training. Volunteers with DJJ serve in a variety of capacities in all Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDC), Youth Detention Centers (YDC), and Court Services and Supervision Offices (CSO), throughout Georgia.

To learn more about volunteering at DJJ, visit /volunteerservice/.

Rockdale Intake Clerk, Ms. Bithiah Prather-El

Rockdale Volunteer Resource Coordinator, Ms Staci Hill




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