Regional Youth Detention Center

Contact Information

Philip F. Woodward,

Robbie Walka,

Whitfield County Juvenile Court
205 N Selvidge St
Dalton, Ga 30720
706 278-6558


The Whitfield County Juvenile Court is located in the Ground Floor of the Whitfield County Courthouse in Dalton, Georgia and is a department within the government of Whitfield County.

Whitfield County is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, on Interstate 75 and U.S. Highways 41 and 76

Juvenile Court Seal

Juvenile Court Seal

Our Mission

The Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) is a thirty-bed facility providing short-term, secure detention for youth referred from the Juvenile Courts of Whitfield, Murray, Walker, Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties. The Centerís goal is to provide care for these youth in a safe and secure environment. Services include programs that address the educational, medical, and mental health needs of the children and develop character-building skills that lead the youth in to a law-abiding behavior. Please direct inquiries to the attention of: Bobby Hughes, Director at 2735 Underwood Road, Dalton, Ga. 30721. Mr. Hughes may also be reached by telephone at 706/272-2309 and e-mail at