Two middle school students charged with possessing gun in Aiken County

...where an unidentified 11-year-old male and 12-year-old female were seen with a pistol, according to a statement from Detective Jeremy Hembree.The juveniles were transported to the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

Parents learn about truancy, consequences at community meeting

The Department of Juvenile Justice and the Richmond County school system are ready to tamp down student...There is no way around it. The school social workers, the DJJ, Juvenile Court all have programs we can use to help families...

Bayvale Elementary School pupil takes loaded .22-caliber pistol to school

...facing no charges, but the case was referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice for assessment by a judge at a later date."That...as a 'child in need of services case,' and the Department of Juvenile Justice will see if the family is in need of help."Superintendent...

Pellet guns found at 2 Augusta schools this week

...weapons were pellet guns, the schools did not have to go on soft lockdown.Williams said both cases will be forwarded to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice's Child in Need of Services program, which provides guidance for students.

Budget panel chairman seeks more answers on DSS plan

...for months to fire Koller, announced a replacement last month. Susan Alford, a former director at the Department of Juvenile Justice, faces a tough confirmation process in the Senate. It was a bipartisan Senate panel's investigation into...

Tight budgets challenge Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

...challenges the new commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Avery Niles, will face with a...of the negative headlines for the DJJ over the past year, including a...new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice since 2010, Niles has pledged to...

Department of Juvenile Justice replaces Augusta YDC director

Melvin Womble has been named acting director of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice's Youth Development Campus in Augusta, effective immediately, the state agency announced Wednesday.As acting director, Womble...

Department of Juvenile Justice representatives address YDC upheaval

A representative from the Department of Juvenile Justice was in Augusta for the District...Jackson, who was appointed by DJJ commissioner Gale Buckner...Buckner is taking the Georgia DJJ and took questions.Audience...facilities, Jackson said the DJJ is a district school that...

Juvenile justice reform could save taxpayers money

...in the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice could save taxpayers...effect on Jan. 1.Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery...conjunction with the Department of Juvenile Justice. The program...

2 New Ellenton slaying suspects jailed

...about Green a few weeks ago after he reportedly posted a status on Facebook saying he intended to kill a police officer.Green is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center. Jackson is in Columbia at the Department of Juvenile Justice.