ATLANTA -- Case workers in the field with young delinquents would be accompanied by an officer and carry a radio for safety, under a $225 million budget proposal approved by the Department of Juvenile Justice Board Friday. The department's safety measures have been under scrutiny since May, when a social worker reported she was raped in her own car by a 14-year-old boy she was driving from a detention center to his group home. The boy had been considered nonviolent.
ATLANTA - You'd think that in such a lean year, there wouldn't be the usual list of winners and losers in the $16.3 billion budget Gov. Sonny Perdue dropped on the General Assembly last week.