Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for seven new community service officers and three new probation officers on Friday, July 30th, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.

“Our probation officers and community services specialists supervise our justice-involved youth in the field by supplying supportive counseling and case management,” said DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “I am grateful for their dedication and commitment to justice-involved youth we serve.”

Basic Community Services Training (BCST) is a 200-hour course that provides new Juvenile Probation Parole Specialists the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their duties in support of the DJJ mission. Basic Juvenile Probation Officer Training (BJPOT) is a 280-hour training program designed to meet the requirements established by DJJ and the Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Council.

The graduating classes represent staff from five Georgia counties, with members from Habersham, Houston, Treutlen, Early and Coffee. Community Support Specialist Krista Scott was the “Honor Graduate” for BJCST Class 026, while Probation Officer Shrease Fuller was the “Class Leader” for BJBOT Class 020.

BCST Class #026 Graduates:

  • Parker Bates, Clarkesville, Ga.
  • Keundrea Fields, Kathleen, Ga.
  • Teyundra Hamilton, Soperton, Ga
  • Nikki Hymes-Kiesel, Utica, N.Y
  • Judith McCarty-Munai, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Shanice Salkey, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Krista Scott, Fairbanks, AK

BJPOT Class #020 Graduates:

  • Shakeria Dunwood, Blakely, Ga.
  • Shrease Fuller, Douglas, Ga.
  • John Jones Jr., Laurel, Miss.

To learn more about career opportunities with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, contact the DJJ Office of Human Resources at 404-294-3431 or email [email protected].    

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Communications Glenn Allen