Thu., May 2, 2013 6:29am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's juvenile justice system. The regulations are aimed at reducing the number of repeat juvenile offenders and the costs associated with them.
Sat., March 23, 2013 12:31pm
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.
Thu., February 28, 2013 4:23pm
A bill that advocates say would revolutionize how Georgia punishes juvenile offenders unanimously passed the state House Thursday. The measure would allow the state to take a more humane approach while also reducing incarceration costs.
Thu., February 7, 2013 10:30am
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein will give her fourth and final State of the Judiciary Address Thursday morning. A major highlight of her speech will be juvenile justice reform, a main point of concern for the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform, on which Hunstein serves.
Wed., December 19, 2012 9:27am
A special council is recommending that Georgia's juvenile justice system use its out-of-home facilities for the most serious offenders and strengthen community programs to reduce recidivism. A report with recommendations from the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform was made public Tuesday.
Fri., December 14, 2012 11:30am
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 8:54am
A committee appointed by Georgia's governor to study criminal justice reform and make recommendations to state lawmakers is set to discuss its suggestions at its final meeting Thursday.
Mon., December 3, 2012 7:53pm
Juvenile justice officials say they're stepping up security after an inmate at a juvenile detention center in Augusta was injured during a fight and hospitalized. Authorities say the fight happened around 6:55 p.m. Sunday. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is probing the incident at the Augusta Youth Development Campus.
Thu., November 1, 2012 6:57am
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.
Thu., October 4, 2012 9:32am
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.