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									How to File a Discrimination Complaint
The Department of Juvenile Justice prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability and
age in its programs and activities.

Who Can File a Discrimination Complaint?
Anyone who believes that the Department of Juvenile Justice has discriminated against someone on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, disability or age may file a complaint. The person or organization filing the complaint need not
be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may complain on behalf of another person or group.

Timeliness
A complaint must be filed within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination.

Facility Grievance Procedures
Prior to a youth filing a complaint with the Department of Juvenile Justice against an RYDC or YDC, he or she may want
to find out about the facility’s grievance process and use that process to have the complaint resolved. However, a youth
is not required by law to use the facility grievance process before filing a complaint with the Department of Juvenile
Justice. If a complainant uses the facility grievance process and also chooses to file a complaint with the Department of
Juvenile Justice, the complaint must be filed within 60 days after the last act of the grievance process.

How to File a Complaint
Complainants wishing to file a complaint may do so by:
E-mail: Complainants may file a youth complaint by sending an email to WilliamAmideo@djj.state.ga.us. Complainants
may file an employment complaint by sending an email to CassandraLawson@djj.state.ga.us. For those without current
e-mail accounts, internet access may be freely available from your local public library, and free e-mail accounts are
available from several large providers. In your email, please include:
      •   The complainant’s name, address and, if possible (although not required), a telephone number where the
          complainant may be reached during business hours;
      •   Information about the person(s) or class of persons injured by the alleged discriminatory act(s) (names of
          the injured person(s) are not required);
      •   The name and location of the institution that committed the alleged discriminatory act(s); and
      •   A description of the alleged discriminatory act(s) in sufficient detail to enable the Department to
          understand what occurred, when it occurred, and the basis for the alleged discrimination (race, color,
          national origin, sex, disability, or age).
Mail: Complainants may mail a letter. In your correspondence, please include:
      •   The complainant’s name, address and, if possible (although not required), a telephone number where the
          complainant may be reached during business hours;
      •   Information about the person(s) or class of persons injured by the alleged discriminatory act(s) (names of
          the injured person(s) are not required);
      •   The name and location of the institution that committed the alleged discriminatory act(s); and
      •   A description of the alleged discriminatory act(s) in sufficient detail to enable the Department to
          understand what occurred, when it occurred, and the basis for the alleged discrimination (race, color,
          national origin, sex, disability, or age).
 

    For Youth Issues:                                           For Employee Issues:
    Department of Juvenile Justice                              Department of Juvenile Justice
    William F. Amideo, Director of Legal Services               Cassandra Lawson, EEO Section Manager
    3408 Covington Hwy.                                         3408 Covington Hwy.
    Decatur, GA 30032                                           Decatur, GA 30032
    (404) 508-6500                                              (404) 508-6500

 

								
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