News Release Archive - 2010-2021

2021

January 14, 2021 - DJJ Holds Georgia Preparatory Academy Winter Graduation Ceremonies

 

2020

December 17, 2020- DJJ Honored by Cobb County Board of Commissioners for Virtual Juvenile Court Hearing Program

November 20, 2020 - Grammy Award-Winning Artist Inspires DJJ Youth With Powerful Message of Restoration

October 26, 2020 - DJJ WELCOMES YANDURA AS BOARD MEMBER

September 15, 2020- DJJ TO HOST STATEWIDE VIRTUAL HIRING EVENT

August 17, 2020 - RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY HELD FOR EVENING REPORTING CENTER IN VALDOSTA

August 03, 2020 - DJJ PARTNERS WITH THE PINKY COLE FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE JOBS TO YOUTH

July 13, 2020 - DJJ HOLDS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS GRADUATION CEREMONY

May 28, 2020 - DJJ HOLDS JUVENILE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS GRADUATION CEREMONY

May 27, 2020 - Oliver Named to Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators Board

March 25, 2020 - Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

February 12, 2020 -- DJJ Partners with The Home Depot To Provide Career Planning to Youth

January 03, 2020 - DJJ Youth Celebrate Academic Achievement

2019

December 23, 2019 -- Pre-Dawn Raid Finds Contraband at Youth Facility; Juvenile Correctional Officer Arrested

December 06, 2019  -- December 2019 DJJ Board Meeting Notification

November 19, 2019 - DJJ HOLDS LEAP GRADUATION CEREMONY IN SAVANNAH

October 2, 2019 - DJJ Receives Honorary Golden Radish Award

August 19, 2019 -- DJJ TO HOLD CAREER FAIR IN ATLANTA

June 11, 2019 -- DJJ Opens New Muscogee Education Transition Center in Columbus

May 27, 2019 -- Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Celebrates Academic Achievement

April 09, 2019 -- Open House Scheduled for New Laurens County Regional Youth Detention Center

2018

December 18, 2018 -- Georgia Juvenile Offenders Celebrate Academic Achievement

December 3, 2018 -- DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE TO HOLD CAREER FAIR IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

July 13, 2018 -- DJJ Board Member to Receive Highest Award from International Association of Women Police (IAWP)

May 3, 2018 -- Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting for Juvenile Correctional Officers in May 2018

May 1, 2018 -- Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting for Juvenile Correctional Officers on May 10

April 4, 2018 -- Pamela Johnson Appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Secure Detention at the Department of Juvenile Justice

February 12, 2018 -- Youth at Elbert Shaw RYDC Inspires Others Through Art

January 29, 2018 -- Savannah Educator Voted Finalist for DJJ Teacher of the Year

January 29, 2018 -- Atlanta Educator Voted Finalist for DJJ Teacher of the Year

January 29, 2018 -- Macon Educator Voted Finalist for DJJ Teacher of the Year

January 29, 2018 -- Conyers Educator Voted Finalist for DJJ Teacher of the Year

2017

Download this doc file. November 7, 2017 - New DJJ Regional Youth Facility to Open in Wilkes County

 

Download this doc file. October 30, 2017 -ADVISORY- Groundbreaking on October 31st - Laurens County RYDC

 

Download this doc file. October 27, 2017 -- Groundbreaking Set for New Laurens County Regional Youth Facility

 

Download this doc file. October 6, 2017 - DJJ Now Hiring in Atlanta & Washington, GA

 

Download this doc file. August 31, 2017 - DJJ Citizens’ Academy Comes to Milledgeville

 

Download this doc file. August 2, 2017 - DJJ Recruiting: Atlanta, Decatur, Milledgeville & Washington

 

Download this pdf file. May 18, 2017 - May 2017 DJJ Board Meeting Notification

 

Download this doc file. May 15, 2017 - Department of Juvenile Justice – May Recruiting in Atlanta

 

Download this doc file. March 31, 2017 - Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting Around Georgia in April! Albany, College Park, Decatur, Dublin, Duluth, Hinesville, Statesboro, Swainsboro, Vidalia

 

Download this doc file. March 28, 2017 - Augusta YDC Hiring Corrections Officers at March 29 Career Fair

 

Download this doc file. February 28, 2017 - Cawood Appointed Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. February 28, 2017 - Vignati Appointed Assistant Commissioner at Department of Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. February 28, 2017 - Dudley Appointed Chief Financial Officer at Department of Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. February 27, 2017 - Martin-Fenner Appointed Deputy Commissioner at Department of Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. February 14, 2017 - DJJ FOCUS ON MENTORING: First Lady Sandra Deal Presents DJJ Deputy Commissioner Draper With ‘Servant’s Heart Award’

 

Download this doc file. February 10, 2017 - DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION: Lithonia Educator Voted Finalist for DJJ Teacher of the Year

 

Download this doc file. February 7, 2017 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in February! College Park, Lovejoy, McRae and Woodstock

 

Download this doc file. February 1, 2017 - DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION: DJJ Graduates Senior Class -- Commissioner Encourages More Grads in 2017

 

Download this doc file. January 27, 2017 - Attention Atlanta Job Seekers: Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in January!

 

Download this doc file. January 25, 2017 - DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION: Columbus Educator Named DJJ Teacher of the Year

 

January 25, 2017 - DJJ FOCUS ON SAFETY: DJJ Planning & Preparedness Director Appointed to Executive Board of Georgia Emergency Management Association

 

2016

 

Download this doc file. December 5, 2016 - DJJ Hiring in December! Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in Morrow

 

Download this doc file. November 29, 2016 - DJJ CANNED FOOD DRIVE BENEFITS GEORGIA COMMUNITIES -- “Restock the Shelves 16” Campaign

 

Download this doc file. November 8, 2016 - DJJ’s Dr. Michelle Staples-Horne Presented With NCCHC’s Highest Healthcare Honor

 

Download this doc file. November 7, 2016 - DJJ Conducting ‘Veteran Friendly’ Recruiting Campaign: Department of Juvenile Justice Honors Georgia Veterans in November

 

Download this doc file. October 31, 2016 - DJJ Commissioner Niles Named to Nominating Committee for State’s Child Advocate

 

Download this doc file. October 28, 2016 - DJJ Hiring in November! Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting Statewide: Americus, Atlanta, Carrollton, Cochran, Dublin, Lawrenceville, Metter, Robins AFB, Savannah and Statesboro

 

Download this doc file. October 26, 2016 - DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles Receives 2016 Martha K. Glaze Award from Council of Juvenile Court Judges - Recognized for Meeting Needs of Young Offenders

 

Download this doc file. October 11, 2016 - Groundbreaking Set for New Wilkes County Regional Youth Facility - Community Leaders to Attend -

 

Download this doc file. October 7, 2016 - New DJJ Youth Facility Construction Soon Underway - Community Leaders to Attend Wilkes County Groundbreaking

 

Download this doc file. October 6, 2016 - Department of Juvenile Justice Prepares for Hurricane Matthew - Savannah RYDC Evacuated to Eastman RYDC -

 

Download this doc file. October 6, 2016 - Department of Juvenile Justice Prepares for Hurricane Matthew - Commissioner Niles Orders Storm Preparations as Governor Deal Declares State of Emergency

 

Download this doc file. September 30, 2016 - New DJJ Regional Youth Facility Opens in Terrell County -Community Leaders to Attend Ribbon-Cutting-

 

Download this doc file. September 30, 2016 - DJJ Hiring in October! Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting Statewide: Albany, Atlanta, Augusta, Dahlonega, Dalton, Dublin, Hazlehurst, Lovejoy, Moody AFB, Savannah and Tucker

 

Download this doc file. September 30, 2016 - DJJ Faith and Community Alliance to Meet in Dawson - An Invitation to Impact the Lives of Troubled Teens -

 

Download this doc file. September 13, 2016 - Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Penny A. Penn Appointed to Board of Department of Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. September 8, 2016 - DJJ Enthusiastically Supports Governor Deal’s Law Enforcement Pay & Training Package

 

Download this doc file. September 12, 2016 - Vignati Appointed to Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. September 8, 2016 - DJJ Enthusiastically Supports Governor Deal’s Law Enforcement Pay & Training Package

 

Download this doc file. September 2, 2016 - Hiring in September! Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting Statewide: Augusta, College Park, Decatur, Savannah, Albany, Forest Park, Morrow, Waycross, Augusta, Tucker & Macon

 

Download this doc file. September 1, 2016 - Department of Juvenile Justice Prepares for Hurricane Hermine: Commissioner Niles Orders Storm Preparations as Governor Declares State of Emergency

 

Download this pdf file. August 16, 2016 - August 2016 Department of Juvenile Justice Board Meeting Notification

 

Download this pdf file. July 22, 2016 - July 2016 Department of Juvenile Justice Board Meeting Notification

 

Download this doc file. July 6, 2016 - GOOD NEWS @ DJJ: DJJ Coastal Education Program Brings Ocean Life to the Muscogee Youth Development Campus

 

Download this doc file. May 27, 2016 - Governor & First Lady are Guest Speakers at DJJ Spring Graduation

 

Download this doc file. May 26, 2016 - Albany Scheduled for Next DJJ Citizens’ Academy.. A Look Inside Georgia Juvenile Justice Reform

 

Download this doc file. May 9, 2016 - Hiring This Month! -- Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Statewide Recruiting Campaign in May

 

Download this doc file. April 22, 2016 - Georgia Preparatory Academy Schools Earn Reaccreditation

 

Download this doc file. March 31, 2016 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in April: Recruiting Candidates Statewide!

 

Download this doc file. March 25, 2016 - 2ND Chance for Expelled Youth: Continued Education Opportunities Augusta is Home for DJJ’s New ‘Education Transitional Center’

 

Download this doc file. March 15, 2016 - Juvenile Justice Team Sets Another Record Year for Agency Giving -- DJJ Staff Exceeds State Charitable Contributions Target

 

Download this doc file. March 10, 2016 - Commissioner Niles Honors Hall, Dawson & NE GA Staff Members DJJ Employee Recognition Program Highlights Outstanding Teams

 

Download this doc file. March 1, 2016 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in March -- Recruiters Looking Statewide for Corrections Officer Candidates:

 

Download this doc file. February 26, 2016 - DJJ COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENT

 

Download this doc file. February 23, 2016 - DJJ GOOD NEWS: New Year’s Resolution at DJJ Sets New Volunteer Record at Project Open Hand

 

Download this doc file. February 10, 2016 - DJJ Education & Re-Entry Training Reforms Changing Student Lives

 

Download this doc file. February 3, 2016 - DJJ GOOD NEWS: MORE GRADS EARNING GED’s at DJJ Education & Re-Entry Training Changing Student Lives

 

Download this doc file. January 15, 2016 - FOCUS ON EDUCATION: DJJ Graduates Senior Class of 2015 Commissioner Encourages More Grads in 2016

 

2015

 

Download this doc file. December 7, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in DECEMBER

 

Download this doc file. November 13, 2015 - Juvenile Offenders Taught to “SHOW THEM WE CARE” in Gainesville

 

Download this doc file. November 4, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in NOVEMBER DJJ Recruiters to Visit Savannah, Augusta, Statesboro & Dublin

 

Download this doc file. October 19, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in OCTOBER: DJJ Job Fairs Slated for Albany & Augusta

 

Download this doc file. October 5, 2015 - DJJ Citizens’ Academy Comes to Augusta: A Look Inside Georgia Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. October 2, 2015 - 1ST Macon Faith & Community Alliance Meeting Establishing a “Station of Hope” for DJJ Youth & Their Families

 

Download this doc file. September 23, 2015 - New DJJ Planning and Preparedness Director Encourages Personal Readiness & Awareness for Staying Safe

 

Download this doc file. September 15, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in SEPTEMBER: DJJ Job Fairs Slated for Savannah, Columbus & Marietta

 

Download this doc file. September 14, 2015 - A Look Inside Georgia Juvenile Justice: DJJ Citizens’ Academy Comes to Augusta

 

Download this doc file. September 4, 2015 - DJJ Plans Regional Youth Facility for Terrell County: Legislative Leaders to Highlight Groundbreaking Ceremony

 

Download this doc file. September 3, 2015 - COMMITTED to CLASSROOM SUCCESS: DJJ’s Georgia’s Preparatory Academy

 

Download this doc file. August 19, 2015 - New Deputy Commissioner Named for Secure Facilities: Gwinnett Sheriff’s Major Dwayne Orrick Joins DJJ Leadership Team

 

Download this doc file. August 18, 2015 - Commissioner Names New Legal Counsel for Juvenile Justice: Top Indigent Defense Lawyer Cindy Wang Joins DJJ Leadership Team

 

Download this doc file. August 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in AUGUST: DJJ Recruitment Fair Slated for Atlanta Technical College

 

Download this doc file. August 12, 2015 - DJJ Adds Emergency Preparedness Director: Safety & Security Among Commissioner’s Top Priorities

 

Download this doc file. July 29, 2015 - Deal Names Top DJJ Advisors to State Steering Committee

 

Download this doc file. July 22, 2015 - First Statewide DJJ Commissioner’s Youth Council Members Meet: Atlanta, Augusta, Eastman, Macon, Milan, Muscogee & Sumter

 

Download this doc file. July 14, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Summer Recruiting in Augusta DJJ Hiring Correctional Officers at July 23rd Job Fair

 

Download this doc file. June 29, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice: JULY RECRUITING DJJ Hiring Correctional Officers at Atlanta Job Fairs

 

Download this doc file. June 25, 2015 - GEORGIA PREPARATORY ACADEMY TO HOLD TITLE I-A PARENT WORKSHOPS/LA ACADEMIA PREPARATORIA DE GEORGIA SOSTIENE TALLERES SOBRE LOS PROGRAMAS DE TÍTULO I-A DE PARTICIPATION DE PADRES

 

Download this doc file. June 12, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Recruiting in Rockdale DJJ Hiring Correctional Officers at June 18th Job Fair

 

Download this doc file. June 8, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Adds 2nd Assistant Commissioner to Executive Team

 

Download this doc file. June 5, 2015 - DJJ June Recruitment Fairs Slated for College Park & Atlanta

 

Download this doc file. May 26, 2015 - DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION: Graduation Day at Georgia’s Preparatory Academy

 

Download this doc file. May 21, 2015 - COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES JAMES VALBRUN APPOINTED NEW DJJ BOARD MEMBER

 

Download this doc file. May 20, 2015 - DJJ Badge Ceremony Highlights Staffing Transition at Crisp Regional Youth Detention Center

 

Download this doc file. May 20, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in May: Recruiters Looking for Corrections Officer Candidates AUGUSTA

 

Download this doc file. May 4, 2015 - Dept of Juvenile Justice Honors Top 4 Juvenile Incentive Courts - Commissioner Avery D. Niles Presents Commendations from Governor

 

Download this doc file. April 17, 2015 -JUVENILE JUSTICE SUPPORTS DEKALB COUNTY ‘PAWS for the CAUSE” With DJJ’s Rescue-2-Restore Program

 

Download this doc file. April 10, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Honors Crime Victims during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April

 

Download this doc file. March 30, 2015 - GA Juvenile Justice Makes “SPLASH” to Save Lives This Summer: DJJ Supports First Lady’s Water Safety Campaign on April 1st

 

Download this doc file. March 27, 2015 - Schedule Change for DJJ Citizens’ Academy in Macon: Georgians Signing-Up for an Inside Look at Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. March 23, 2015 - DJJ Education News Release: GEORGIA PREPARATORY ACADEMY TO HOLD PARENT WORKSHOPS TO PREPARE FOR GEORGIA MILESTONES ASSESSMENT

 

Download this doc file. March 18, 2015 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in March: Recruiters Looking for Corrections Officer Candidates

 

Download this doc file. March 6, 2015 -- DJJ Citizens’ Academy Comes to Macon: A Transparent Look at Juvenile Justice in Georgia

 

Download this doc file. March 3, 2015 -- Georgia Preparatory Academy ‘Springs into Health’ with 1st Annual Health Fair: GA’s 181st School District Offers Free Medical Screenings

 

Download this doc file. February 24, 2015 - DJJ Winter Storm Warning Advisory: Governor Deal declares State of Emergency starting at 2 p.m. Wednesday- DJJ advises employees to monitor events in their area

 

Download this doc file. February 15, 2015 -- DJJ North GA Winter Storm Advisory: Governor Deal declares emergency for 15 North GA counties/DJJ Commissioner Niles “DJJ has plans in place”

 

Download this doc file. January 27, 2015 -- Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in 2015: DJJ Recruiters Looking for Corrections Officer Candidates (AUGUSTA JOB FAIRS IN FEBRUARY)

 

2014

 

Download this doc file. December 18, 2014 -- JUVENILE JUSTICE to OPEN INTENSIVE TREATMENT UNIT in MILLEDGEVILLE Lt. Governor Cagle Highlights Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

 

Download this doc file. December 15, 2014 -- GA JUVENILE JUSTICE & ATLANTA TRACK CLUB PARTNER TO “BEAT THE STREETS”: Kilometer Kids running program launched at DJJ’s Metro RYDC

 

Download this doc file. December 7, 2014 -- Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in December: Recruiters Looking for Corrections Officer Candidates in Augusta & Conyers

 

Download this doc file. November 24, 2014 - Commissioner Promotes Shelter Dog Rescue Program to Challenge DJJ Youth "Rescue-2-Restore” Animal Care Initiative Aids Recovery & Rehabilitation

 

Download this doc file. November 7, 2014 -- Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in November: Recruiters Looking for Corrections Officer Candidates (Macon, Atlanta, Hazelhurst & Waycross)

 

Download this doc file. November 6, 2014 -- DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles Elected to ACA Board of Governors: Niles Pledges Strong Support for Juvenile Justice Reforms

 

Download this pdf file. October 27, 2014 -- Dept of Juvenile Justice Hiring for Milledgeville Unit -- Special DJJ Recruiting Event in Macon This Week

 

Download this doc file. October 10, 2014 -- Georgia Preparatory Academy Celebrates ‘National School Lunch Week’ -- GA’s 181st School District “Gets in the Game with School Lunch” Foods and Exercise

 

Download this doc file. October 7, 2014 -- Commissioner Creates New Chaplaincy Service for DJJ : Pastoral Care is Part of Recovery & Rehabilitation for Some Youth in Detention

 

Download this doc file. October 3, 2014 -- Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in October During DJJ’s “Autumn of Opportunity” (Gray, Clarkston, Decatur, Augusta & McDonough)

 

Download this doc file. October 2, 2014 -- DJJ AWARDED “SECOND CHANCE” FEDERAL GRANT FOR OFFENDER REENTRY INITIATIVE

 

Download this doc file. October 1, 2014 -- Commissioner Launches DJJ Citizens’ Academy -- A Transparent Look at Georgia Juvenile Justice

 

Download this pdf file. September 15, 2014 -- September 2014 DJJ Board Meeting Notification

 

Download this doc file. September 8, 2014 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in September During DJJ’s “Autumn of Opportunity” in Dublin, Macon & Warner Robins

 

Download this doc file. September 3, 2014 - DJJ STATEMENT RE: Arrest of Former Contract Employee

 

Download this doc file. August 22, 2014 -Governor Selects Key DJJ Leadership to Serve On GA State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision

 

Download this doc file. August 22, 2014 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring in August During DJJ “Summer of Opportunity”   Atlanta & Marietta

 

Download this doc file. August 20, 2014 -- COMMISSIONER HIRES NEW DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR SECURE FACILITIES

 

Download this doc file. July 31, 2014 - DJJ COMMISSIONER LAUNCHES NEW OMBUDSMAN’S UNIT: Juvenile Justice Reform – Focus On Rights & Safety of Youth in Custody

 

Download this doc file. July 30, 2014 - COMMISSIONER NILES ANNOUNCES RICHARD AMBROSE REAPPOINTED DJJ BOARD MEMBER

 

Download this doc file. July 16, 2014 - DJJ’s Bill Ireland Facility Under Renovation for January 2015 Opening of New Milledgeville Unit

 

Download this doc file. July 14, 2014 - Department of Juvenile Justice Hiring Statewide: DJJ Recruiters Taking Applications Across Georgia in July

 

Download this doc file. July 1, 2014 - DJJ Completes Closure of Gwinnett RYDC Operations Youth Relocation.. “a Smooth Transition”

 

Download this doc file. June 30, 2014 - DJJ to START-UP SEVEN JUVENILE CAREER GUIDANCE CENTERS: Young Offenders Will Learn Job Skills for Success After Release

 

Download this doc file. June 24, 2014 - DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE INVESTIGATES DOUGLAS COUNTY COURT HOUSE INCIDENT

 

Download this doc file. June 12, 2014 - DJJ Chief Financial Officer Sonja Allen Appointed to Department of Corrections Board

 

Download this doc file. June 9, 2014 - DJJ RECRUITERS on the ROAD to JUNE CAREER FAIRS (Department of Juvenile Justice is Hiring Statewide)

 

Download this doc file. June 6, 2014 - Commissioner Brings in Top Victim Advocacy Experts for DJJ Training

 

Download this doc file. June 3, 2014- DJJ LAUNCHES SENIOR SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT in GAINESVILLE Juvenile Offenders Taught to “SHOW THEM WE CARE”

 

Download this doc file. May 30, 2014 -- DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION: The ABC’s of Earning GED’s and Diplomas: Graduation Day at Georgia’s Preparatory Academy

 

Download this doc file. May 29, 2014 - DJJ SPECIAL OPERATIONS SMRT TEAM-1 WINS OVERALL EXCELLENCE at 1ST COMMISSIONER'S CHALLENGE

 

Download this doc file. May 7, 2014 - MAY CAREER FAIRS SCHEDULED FOR DJJ: Department of Juvenile Justice Seeking New Recruits

 

Download this doc file. April 23, 2014 - DJJ BRINGS IN TOP REENTRY RESEARCH EXPERTS-- Juvenile Justice Reform Project Helps Young Offenders Overcome Barriers and Avoid Repeat Detention in GA

 

Download this doc file. April 22, 2014 - DJJ LAUNCHES NEW “REENTRY SERVICES UNIT” JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM - FOCUS ON REDUCING RECIDIVISM

 

Download this doc file. April 3, 2014 - DJJ Honors Crime Victims during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April

 

Download this doc file. April 2, 2014 - DJJ APRIL CAREER FAIRS SCHEDULED Department of Juvenile Justice Scouting for New Recruits Dalton, Statesboro, Warner Robins, Griffin, Albany, Clarkston, Swainsboro

 

Download this doc file. March 28, 2014 -- COMMUNITY CANNED FOOD DRIVE EXCEEDS DJJ GOALS

 

Download this doc file. March 18, 2014 -- COMMISSIONER NILES TO HOST DJJ “BLESSING OF THE BADGES” Special Dedication Ceremonies at D.O.C. Forsyth Campus

 

Download this doc file. March 10, 2014 -- DJJ CAREER FAIRS PLANNED FOR MARCH

 

Download this doc file. February 19, 2014 -- DJJ CANNED FOOD DRIVE BENEFITS GEORGIA COMMUNITIES

 

Download this doc file. January 15, 2014 -- DJJ STATEMENT: Routine Resignation of Augusta YDC Director

 

Download this doc file. January 9, 2014 - DJJ Completes Closure of Paulding RYDC Operations

 

Download this doc file. January 8, 2014 -- Commissioner Announces Human Trafficking Prevention Month

 

Download this doc file. January 2, 2014 -- Avondale Police Investigate DJJ Covington Hwy Office Break-In

 

2013

 

Download this doc file. December 21, 2013 -- DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION: Georgia Preparatory Academy Graduates Largest Class Ever! DJJ Success Story for GA's 181st School District

 

Download this doc file. December 7, 2013 -- DJJ Transportation Officer Arrested in Albany - Dismissed for Misconduct and Misdemeanor Charges

 

Download this doc file. December 5, 2013 -- Commissioner Announces Plans for 2014 Closing Of DJJ Youth Detention Center in Gwinnett

 

Download this doc file. November 22, 2013 - REPRINT -- DJJ Commissioner Niles Appointed to Governor’s Child Advocate Nominating Committee

 

Download this doc file. November 21, 2013 -- DJJ Medical Director Receives National Honors Georgia Recognized for Excellence in Juvenile Offender Health Care

 

Download this doc file. October 28, 2013 -- Expiring Facility Contract Will Save DJJ $6 Million+

 

Download this doc file. October 11, 2013 -- JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSIONER TO CHALLENGE AUGUSTA TEENS AT RICHMOND COUNTY “KNOW THE LAW” FORUM

 

Download this doc file. September 27, 2013 - JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSIONER HIRES NEW AGENCY TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR

 

Download this doc file. September 20, 2013 - JUVENILE JUSTICE COMMISSIONER HIRES NEW ASST-DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR SECURE FACILITIES

 

Download this doc file. September 16, 2013 - AFTER D-A CALLS DJJ POLYGRAPH DIRECTOR AS EXPERT WITNESS.. DEFENSE TEAM WITHDRAWS THEIR OWN POLYGRAPH EVIDENCE

 

Download this doc file. August 29, 2013 - COMMISSIONER PICKS NEW BUDGET DIRECTOR & POLICY COORDINATOR FOR GA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE

 

Download this doc file. August 27, 2013 - COMMISSIONER PICKS NEW H-R EXECUTIVE TEAM FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE

 

Download this doc file. August 22, 2013 - DJJ Community Services Coordinator Receives National Honors

 

Download this doc file. August 22, 2013 - GOVERNOR REAPPOINTS DJJ BOARD MEMBER JOHN EDWARDS

 

Download this doc file. August 9, 2013 - DJJ COMMISSIONER PLANNING STATEWIDE “KNOW THE LAW” TEEN FORUMS

 

Download this doc file. August 1, 2013 -- GOVERNOR SWEARS IN NEW DJJ BOARD MEMBER

 

Download this doc file. July 19, 2013 -- ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES MARK REINSTATEMENT OF DJJ INVESTIGATIONS UNIT COMMISSIONER REASSIGNS ALL INVESTIGATIONS SUPERVISORS

 

Download this doc file. July 19, 2013 -- Commissioner Orders Sweeping Changes for Investigations Unit DJJ Division Realignment Details Released

 

Download this doc file. July 16, 2013 -- Commissioner: 'Seven Officers Removed from DeKalb RYDC Duty' Entire Night Shift Investigated

 

Download this doc file. July 12, 2013 -- DJJ FOCUS ON COMMUNITY OUTREACH: "Transition to Success" and "Respect" Programs

 

Download this doc file. July 9, 2013 -- COMMISSIONER NAMES NEW LEGISLATIVE LIAISON & INVESTIGATIONS DIRECTOR FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE

 

Download this doc file. July 3, 2013 -- DJJ FOCUS ON EDUCATION: High School Graduations and Technology Upgrades For Georgia’s 181st School District

 

Download this doc file. June 29, 2013 -- Commissioner Encourages Public to Use Agency TIP-Line: “If You See Something, Say Something”

 

Download this doc file. June 25, 2013 -- Commissioner Says DJJ Investigators Were Warned About Unfinished Cases: Division Realignment Planned Before Federal Study Release

 

Download this doc file. June 22, 2013 -- Commissioner Briefs Board Members: DJJ “Making Steady Progress” Compiling Unfinished Caseload for Action

 

Download this doc file. June 13, 2013 -- DJJ Advisory Committee Finds Unfinished Sex Abuse Caseload: Commissioner Suspends Former Chief and 19 Investigators

 

Download this doc file. June 7, 2013 -- DJJ Commissioner Orders Review of Justice Dept Sexual Misconduct Report: Georgia’s Prison Rape Elimination Committee to Analyze Federal Survey

 

Download this doc file. June 6, 2013 -- How Georgia Built a New ‘Reporting Culture’ Among its Youth in Custody: Encouraging Juvenile Offenders to Report Sexual Victimization

 

Download this doc file. May 7, 2013 - COMMISSIONER FIRES CADETS FROM DJJ TRAINING ACADEMY NEW RECRUITS DISMISSED ON ALCOHOL MISCONDUCT CHARGES

 

Download this doc file. May 2, 2013 - DJJ Commissioner Congratulates Governor On Signing of Juvenile Justice Reforms Bill

 

Download this doc file. May 1, 2013 - GOVERNOR DEAL TO SIGN JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM LEGISLATION AT ELBERT SHAW REGIONAL YOUTH DETENTION CENTER (RYDC)

 

Download this doc file. April 26, 2013 - DJJ COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENT

 

Download this doc file. April 23, 2013- DJJ LEADERSHIP SELECTED TO SERVE ON GEORGIA’S JUVENILE JUSTICE INCENTIVE GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING COMMITTEE

 

Download this doc file. April 19, 2013- MUSCOGEE CORRECTIONS OFFICERS FACE CONTRABAND CHARGES

 

Download this doc file. April 16, 2013 -- DJJ Honors Crime Victims during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in April

 

Download this doc file. April 14, 2013 -- DJJ Commissioner Picks New CFO for GA Department of Juvenile Justice

 

Download this doc file. April 6, 2013 -- SAVANNAH RYDC OFFICER ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

 

Download this doc file. April 6, 2013 - MARIETTA RYDC OFFICER ARRESTED ON FELONY DRUG CHARGES

 

Download this doc file. March 25, 2013 -- DJJ BUSINESS MANAGER ARRESTED AT SANDERSVILLE RYDC JAILED ON 21 FELONY COUNTS OF THEFT

 

Download this doc file. March 25, 2013 -- GEORGIA LAW ENFORCEMENT ‘ON LOOK-OUT’ FOR VETERANS

 

Download this doc file. March 22, 2013 -- DJJ COMMISSIONER’S STATEMENT: On the Passage of the Juvenile Justice Reform Bill in the Senate

 

Download this doc file. March 22, 2013 - DJJ COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENTS

 

Download this pdf file. March 20, 2013 - March 2013 DJJ Board Notification

 

Download this doc file. March 18, 2013 -NEW ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER CHOSEN FOR GA DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE

 

Download this doc file. March 14, 2013 -CORRECTIONS CADET JAILED ON CONTRABAND CHARGES ACCUSED OF SMUGGLING CELLPHONE INTO YOUTH AT DETENTION CENTER

 

Download this doc file. January 24, 2013 - DJJ COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN: Rome Police Chief Elaine Snow Elected by Unanimous Vote

 

Download this doc file. January 23, 2013 - DEPT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE MOURNS PASSING OF MR. ELBERT SHAW JR.

 

Download this doc file. January 16, 2013 - FORMER EASTMAN RYDC OFFICER JAILED ON DRUG CHARGES  -DJJ INVESTIGATORS MAKING CONTRABAND CHECK AT EASTMAN FACILITY

 

Download this doc file. January 15, 2013 - FORMER ALBANY CUSTODIAL EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH SEX CRIME : DJJ INVESTIGATORS FIND ALLEGATIONS OCCURRED OFF STATE PROPERTY

 

Download this doc file. January 9, 2013 - DJJ COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR AUGUSTA YDC

 

Download this doc file. January 9, 2013 - FINAL CANDIDATE IS FORMER DJJ ‘REGIONAL TEACHER OF THE YEAR’

 

Download this pdf file. January 9, 2013 - January 2013 DJJ Board Meeting Notification

 

Download this doc file. January 3, 2013 -- DJJ Commissioner Announces New Augusta YDC Director

 

2012

 

Download this doc file. December 31, 2012 -- DJJ Commissioner Announces Dismissal of YDC Interim Director....New Augusta YDC Director Soon to be Name

 

Download this doc file. December 31, 2012 -- New Assistant Director and Captain Chosen for Augusta YDC Top Spots...DJJ Commissioner Says New YDC Director to be Named Next

 

Download this doc file. December 20, 2012 -- Surprise Inspections Continue at Augusta YDC

 

Download this doc file. December 14, 2012 -- DJJ Commissioner Fires Two Augusta YDC Officers in Escape Probe

 

Download this doc file. December 13, 2012 -- DJJ Commissioner Fires Augusta YDC School Principal

 

Download this doc file. December 12, 2012 -- Commissioner Fires Augusta Lieutenant After YDC Assault

 

Download this doc file. December 12, 2012 -- Investigators Probe Another Juvenile Assault at Augusta YDC

 

Download this doc file. December 7, 2012 -- COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES THOMAS L. COLEMAN APPOINTED NEW DJJ BOARD MEMBER

 

Download this doc file. December 7, 2012 -- Injured Youth Released from Augusta Hospital: DJJ Commissioner Asks GBI to Widen Investigation at YDC

 

Download this doc file. December 3, 2012 -- Youth Injured During Augusta YDC Incident

 

Download this doc file. December 1, 2012 -- Gainesville RYDC Business Manager Arrested

 

Download this doc file. November 27, 2012 -- Notification of December 2012 DJJ Board Meeting

 

Download this doc file. November 15, 2012 -- Augusta YDC Evaluation Report Says Security Upgrades Needed: DJJ Commissioner To Name New Augusta YDC Director

 

Download this doc file. November 2, 2012 - Avery D. Niles Sworn In as New DJJ Commissioner

 

Download this doc file. October 31, 2012 -DJJ Names Acting Director at Augusta YDC

 

Download this doc file. October 26, 2012 - Augusta YDC Escape Investigation Underway: Security Upgrades and Adverse Actions Announced

 

Download this doc file. October 21, 2012 - Augusta YDC Escapee Recaptured

 

Download this doc file. October 20, 2012 - DJJ Releases Description of Escapee from Augusta YDC

 

Download this doc file. October 20, 2012 - Juvenile Justice Investigates Friday Night Escape from Augusta YDC

 

Download this pdf file. October 3, 2012 - Special Juvenile Justice Board Meeting Elects Chairman Avery Niles New DJJ Interim Commissioner by Unanimous Vote

 

Download this pdf file. October 2, 2012 - Georgia's Juvenile Justice Commissioner Announces State Retirement -- L. Gale Buckner to be Named Murray County Chief Magistrate

 

Download this pdf file. September 24, 2012 - Notice of DJJ September Board Meeting

 

Download this doc file. September 14, 2012 - COMMISSIONER BUCKNER ANNOUNCES ADAM J. KENNEDY APPOINTED NEW AT-LARGE DJJ BOARD MEMBER

 

Download this doc file. August 31, 2012 - COMMISSIONER BUCKNER ANNOUNCES RICHARD AMBROSE APPOINTED NEW DJJ BOARD MEMBER

 

Download this doc file. August 17, 2012 -DJJ COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES FORMER GBI AGENT EDWARDS APPOINTED TO BOARD

 

Download this doc file. August 9, 2012 - DJJ Announces Launch of New Online Crime Intel Tip-Line

 

Download this pdf file. August 8, 2012 - Notice of DJJ Board Meeting and Agenda

 

Download this doc file. August 1, 2012 - Department of Juvenile Justice Completes 1st "Sergeants Academy"

 

Download this doc file. July 31, 2012 - DJJ Commissioner Announces Appointment of New Macon RYDC Director

 

Download this doc file. July 31, 2012 - DJJ Commissioner Makes Appointment of New Waycross RYDC Director

 

Download this pdf file. 07-25-12 DJJ COMMISSIONER APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR AT EASTMAN YDC

 

Download this pdf file. 06-27-12 Notice of June's DJJ Board Meeting and Agenda

 

Download this pdf file. 05-21-12 Notice of DJJ Board Meeting and Agenda

 

Download this pdf file. 05-04-12 DJJ Commissioner Announces Porter Appointed New Board Member

 

Download this pdf file. 4-30-12 Department of Juvenile Justice Opens New Atlanta Youth Development Campus

 

Download this pdf file. 4-30-12: Commissioner Swears-In Director for New Atlanta Youth Development Campus

 

Download this pdf file. 04-27-12: DJJ's Eastman Youth Development Campus Unveils National Mural Project May 3rd

 

Download this pdf file. 04-25-12: Notice of Department Of Juvenile Justice Board Meeting

 

Download this pdf file. 04-06-12: DJJ Commissioner Announces Re-Appointment of Board Member Snow

 

Download this pdf file. 03-30-12: DJJ Commissioner Announces New Board Member Holt Appointed

 

Download this pdf file. 03-22-12: DJJ Commissioner Announces New Board Chairman

 

Download this pdf file. 03-22-12: DJJ Commissioner Announces New Board Member Appointments

 

Download this pdf file. 03-21-12: Notice of Department of Juvenile Justice Board Meeting

 

Download this pdf file. 03-12-12: Rome RYDC Officers Cleared of Encouraging Youth-on-Youth Violence

 

Download this pdf file. 03-02-12: New Leadership at the Augusta YDC

 

Download this pdf file. 02-20-12: Notice of Department of Juvenile Justice Board/Board of Education Meeting

 

Download this pdf file. 02-15-12: Announcement of Personnel Action at the Claxton Court Service Office

 

Download this pdf file. 02-03-12: Announcement of Personnel Action at the Augusta YDC

 

Download this pdf file. 02-02-12: Announcement of Personnel Action at the Gainesville RYDC

 

Download this pdf file. 01-31-12: Announcement of Personnel Action at the Augusta YDC

 

Download this pdf file. 01-26-12: Announcement of Personnel Action at the Aaron Cohn RYDC

 

Download this pdf file. 01-25-12: Announcement of Personnel Actions at the Augusta YDC

 

Download this pdf file. 01-24-12: Announcement of Personnel Actions at the Augusta YDC

 

Download this pdf file. 01-20-12: Announcement of Personnel Actions at the Augusta YDC

 

Download this pdf file. 01-18-12: Notice of Department Of Juvenile Justice Board Meeting

 

05-03-12: Artist Brings Mural Hope To Eastman YDC.

 

03-07-12: Globetrotters help boys home break in new court.

 

03-02-12: First Lady Deal Tours Juvenile Justice in Murray.

 

03-01-12: Searching for a better life, teens in detention meet dignitaries.

 

02-09-12: Love Thy Neighbor Campaign Underway.

 

2011

 

12-22-11: Teens in juvenile corrections facility make strides in education.

 

12-21-11: GAB: DJJ collecting clothing for victims.

 

12-21-11: GA DJJ facilities to participate in clothing drive for domestic violence victims.

 

12-05-11: Ex-lawmaker takes Juvenile Justice Job.

 

12-02-11: Native promoted to oversee all DJJ Long-Term facilities.

 

11-29-11: White Co. Manager Resigning.

 

11-23-11: Kathy Williams to head Juvenile Justice`s Decatur County Office.

 

11-19-11: LAMP Ministries provides food to needy residents.

 

11-16-11: Chatsworth native Gale Buckner to head state Department of Juvenile Justice.

 

11-09-11: Painting mural gives Augusta youth inmates hope

 

11-09-11: DJJ Holding Coat Drive For Families

 

11-08-11: Buckner to head Juvenile Justice; Howell moves to Behavioral Health as counsel.

 

09-29-11: Dalton youth detention center called role model for Georgia

 

09-29-11: Juvenile Justice Commissioner Visits Dalton Detention Center

 

08-23-11: Sheila Parker of WSAV Interviews Commissioner Howell

 

12-21-11: Eleven Youth Graduate at Macon YDC

 

12-21-11: DJJ Clothing Drive for Victims of Domestic Violence

 

12-16-11: Statement from DJJ Commissioner L. Gale Buckner - Concerning Augusta YDC Employees Termination

 

12-16-11: 37 Youth Celebrated at Eastman YDC and Milan YDCs

 

12-16-11: First-Ever DJJ SERT Team Graduates at Milan YDC

 

12-13-11: Nine Youth Graduate at Augusta YDC and RYDC

 

12-13-11: Statement from DJJ Commissioner L. Gale Buckner Concerning Arrest of Contract Employee at Milan YDC

 

12-06-11: Notice Of Department Of Juvenile Justice Board Meeting

 

12-05-11: DJJ Commissioner L. Gale Buckner Announces Staff Appointments

 

12-05-11: Statement from Department of Juvenile Justice

 

12-02-11: Deal appoints police chief for temporary post at Augusta YDC

 

11-29-11: DJJ Commissioner L. Gale Buckner Appoints Acting Director of Secure Campuses

 

11-18-11: Grady County Resident Promoted to Juvenile Program Manager

 

11-10-11: L. Gale Buckner Appointed Commissioner By Board Of Juvenile Justice

 

11-08-11: Statement from DJJ Regarding Incident at Augusta YDC

 

11-07-11: Governor Deal appoints L. Gale Buckner as the new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

 

10-20-11: Juvenile Offenders Learn New Life Skills In Dog Training Program

 

10-19-11: DJJ Announces Teacher Of The Year

 

10-18-11: DJJ Hosts Academic Open Houses Statewide

 

10-14-11: Governor Appoints Avery Niles to DJJ Board

 

09-06-11: Aaron Cohn RYDC to hold Graduation

 

05-31-11: Sumter YDC Students to Graduate and Unveil Mural

 

05-18-11: Augusta YDC to Hold Graduation

 

05-11-11: Governor Deal to Sign "Good Behavior Bill"

 

01-24-11: Muscogee YDC Students to Unveil Mural

 

2010

 

10-06-10: DJJ School System Receives Dual Accreditation

 

07-30-10: Eastman YDC to Hold High School Graduation

 

07-29-10: Sumter YDC to Hold High School Graduation

 

06-16-10: Commissioner Hunt Receives Training in Israel

 

06-04-10: Augusta YDC Youth Graduation

 

06-03-10: Macon YDC Youth Graduation

 

05-19-10: Board of Juvenile Justice appoints Garland R. Hunt, Esq., Commissioner

 

05-11-10: Governor Perdue Announces Executive Appointments

 

02-11-10: Janice Gilbert named 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year