Tue., September 18, 2012 4:01pm
A special juvenile justice council appointed by the Governor met Tuesday to review new data on young criminal offenders. It shows that underage Georgians who are locked up for breaking the law often commit another crime later.
Thu., July 19, 2012 2:51pm
The Special Council on Criminal Justice reform held its first meeting this week. Governor Nathan Deal created the panel this year. The top priority is drafting a new juvenile justice reform bill.
Thu., May 31, 2012 5:30pm
Bibb County schools are changing the way they handle discipline. Many cases that now wind up in court will be handled at school. The changes are an effort to keep kids in the classroom and boost graduation rates.
Wed., April 4, 2012 4:12pm
A bill to rewrite the entire state legal code that deals with children did not pass this year's legislative session. But there were smaller changes for juvenile justice.
Mon., March 5, 2012 7:47pm
The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has named a new director of the Augusta Youth Development Campus, which has been at the center of several investigations involving its staff after the beating death of a 19-year-old. Officials introduced new director Ronald Brawner and two assistants during a recent news conference at the facility.
Mon., July 4, 2011 6:43am
Georgia’s juvenile code rewrite is ready to be presented to lawmakers. Supporters of the new bill hope they will hold hearings on it during a special session in August, and vote on it in 2012. The 250-page document covers kids who are abused, commit crimes, or deemed unruly. It would replace the 40-year-old current code.
Mon., December 27, 2010 9:27am
Child advocates hope this will be the year where they will see some action on a proposed new code for Georgia’s juvenile justice system. The overhaul has been in the works for at least four years.