Press Release Archives: 2010- 2012


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.


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


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