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Audit blames Juvenile Justice turnover on low pay, long hours

...together hold 138 juveniles or the one in Savannah with 99 children and teens. A 2012 beating death at the Augusta Youth Development Center brought to light the systemic problems within the agency.The high turnover rate costs taxpayers in extra...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-25/audit-blames-juvenile-ju
Man credits ministry for his turnaround

...retire and go into ministry. Leading Bible studies and working part-time as a volunteer coordinator at the Augusta Youth Development Center, he saw first-hand the problems the kids were dealing with."They were dealing with real problems that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2013-11-08/man-credits-ministry-his
Juvenile Justice announces disciplinary actions at Augusta Youth Development Campus after escapes

A series of disciplinary measures were announced Friday after last weekend's escape of five inmates from the Augusta Youth Development Center.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-26/juvenile-justice-annou
Injured YDC inmate released from hospital

The 15-year-old Augusta Youth Development Center inmate who was hospitalized Sunday after an assault from another youth has been released and is recovering from "cuts and bruises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-07/injured-ydc-inmate-released-h
Bill would make YDC abuse reports secret

...DJJ staff inside secure facilities."Many problems became public following the death of a teenager in the Augusta Youth Development Center. The resulting probe concluded another juvenile committed the murder, but it also led to the arrest or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-03-26/bill-would-make-ydc-abus
Augusta YDC among nation's worst for sex assaults

The Augusta Youth Development Center was one of four Georgia youth lockups with the most instances of inmates being victimized sexually, according to a federal report...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-06-07/augusta-ydc-among-nati
3 Youth Development Center employees fired, 2 others transferred

...The Department of Juvenile Justice fired three more employees and demoted and transferred two others at the Augusta Youth Development Center on Friday as the fallout continues from last month's death of an inmate at the facility.The director...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2011-12-16/3-youth-development-ce
Dropping out often leads to prison time

...the high school dropout from Athens, Ga., was involved in a shoot-out, the crime that put him in the Augusta Youth Development Center, a juvenile detention center, serving time on an aggravated assault charge. "I'd probably be dead because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/27/met_130090.shtml
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Singers give inspirational concert for detained teens

For the teenage boys at the Augusta Youth Development Center, an hour performance Saturday by a local youth group was an escape. "I liked the way they mellowed us out," said a 17-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/13/met_442703.shtml
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BACK IN TIME JULY 16, 1984 Augusta police were searching for an escapee from the Augusta Youth Development Center who stole his sister's car Sunday while she visited Augusta. The 16-year-old youth took the car, a 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/16/met_348761.shtml
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