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Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC)

County Juvenile

Last Updated: May 24, 2019
2735 Underwood Road, NE, Dalton, GA 30721-7499

Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) is for County Juvenile offenders sentenced to at most twelve months.

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Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 706-272-2309

The Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) is a medium to low-security detention center located at 2735 Underwood Road, NE Dalton, GA that is operated locally by the Juvenile Justice Department and holds youths awaiting the determination of punishment for the crimes which they are accused. Most of the adolescents are here for less than two years.

Elbert Shaw RYDC (FORMERLY Dalton RYDC) - Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDCs) are secure short-term centers for youth awaiting trial or waiting to enter a community program or long-term facility.

Counties Served: Whitfield, Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray and Pickens
Capacity: 30 (22 Males/8 Females)
Program Description:

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.

Generally, your child is allowed an intake phone call upon his or her arrival at the RYDC and prior to his/her detention hearing. After the first call, he/she will be allowed to make one free call each week. Contact your child’s counselor for call dates and times. Your child may write as many postcards as he/she wishes during designated times. However, unless you provide the RYDC with extra postage stamps, the child will only be provided postage for two postcards per week.

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Juvenile facilities overseen by Whitfield County do not publish the names of the offenders housed in their facility. As such, there is no public forum for this information.

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Visitation Information

Parents and guardians will need to call the facility for visitation days and hours. Contraband cannot be brought into the facility (i.e. alcohol, cigarettes, money, gum, snacks, drugs, weapons). Snack machines are available at the facility. You may purchase snacks for your child but they must be consumed during your visit.

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