Sat., March 23, 2013 8:31am
Commissioner Avery Niles Friday confirmed the appointments of Fred E. Stephens and Dick Yarbrough to the Georgia Board of Juvenile Justice.Yarbrough is a newspaper columnist and retired vice president of BellSouth Corp. Stephens is assistant chief of police for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.
Sat., December 15, 2012 10:00am
Georgia's juvenile justice chief has announced the firing of two corrections officers at the agency's juvenile detention facility in Augusta as part of an ongoing internal investigation into the escape of five inmates in October.
Fri., December 14, 2012 6:30am
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner has fired the principal of the school at the juvenile detention center in Augusta. Brenda James-Ford's firing Thursday comes on the heels of the dismissal of a correctional lieutenant at the Augusta Youth Development Campus and the suspension with pay of the facility's interim director on Wednesday.
Thu., December 13, 2012 7:00am
The interim director of a juvenile detention facility in Augusta has been suspended with pay, just days after the director submitted his resignation. A Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice spokesman said the suspension is due to a pending Juvenile Justice investigation at the facility, but details weren't released.
Thu., November 1, 2012 2:57am
The director of a juvenile detention facility in Augusta has submitted his resignation. Meanwhile, the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation continue to probe an escape by five youths earlier this month from the Augusta Youth Development Campus.
Mon., October 8, 2012 1:00am
The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform is examining ways to reduce recidivism, deal more effectively with low-risk offenders and ensure that the state is getting the greatest return on its juvenile justice spending.
Thu., October 4, 2012 5:32am
Georgia's Department of Juvenile Justice board members have unanimously elected an interim commissioner. The department has announced Thursday that Avery Niles was named as the interim. Niles will resign from the state's juvenile justice board, effective Oct. 31.
Wed., September 26, 2012 4:11am
The state Department of Corrections is hosting a military personnel job fair Wednesday at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth. The agencies have approximately 800 jobs available for military personnel returning from duty.