New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...COMMUNITY SUPERVISION: Some staff from the Department of Corrections, the Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Department of Juvenile Justice will move to a new Department of Community Supervision where they will take over the role of supervising...

Governor Nathan Deal names Robyn Crittenden to head the Department of Human Services

...appointment, Horton, the current Human Services commissioner, will assume the role of assistant commissioner for the Department of Juvenile Justice, the governor's statement said Friday."The Department of Human Services has remained vital to the...

Haley names new director of state's troubled Department of Social Services

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday named a former director at South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice as her choice to lead the troubled Department of Social Services.Haley's announcement of Susan Alford comes six months...

Thomson High security up

...the incident. He said they encourage immediate reporting to school officials on any matters that could compromise school safety.According to Dr. Rhodes, the student is a minor and was turned over to the department of juvenile justice.

Tight budgets challenge Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

...biggest challenges the new commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice, Avery Niles, will face with a tight...contraband.The fifth new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice since 2010, Niles has pledged to correct...

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...

Department of Juvenile Justice commissioner retires after less than 1 year

Appointed to help address problems at the Geor gia Department of Juvenile Jus tice after the death of a teen at an Augusta youth deten tion facility, Com mis sion er Gale Buckner will retire from her...

Department of Juvenile Justice representatives address YDC upheaval

A representative from the Department of Juvenile Justice was in Augusta for the District Five Quarterly Breakfast meeting Saturday to speak about the changes and upheaval at the...

Juvenile justice reform could save taxpayers money

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

3 Georgia agencies have jobs to fill

...and a crisis or two that forced leaders' hands.The Department of Cor rec tions is hiring prison guards. The Department of Juvenile Justice needs corrections officers and the Department of Family and Children Ser vices is adding 175 child-welfare...