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Reforms show results, juvenile justice officials say

...costs $90,000 yearly for each bed in a juvenile detention facility, amounting to a budget for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice that peaked at $300 million.For all that money, the system still didn't work because more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-13/reforms-show-results-j
Augusta YDC director Cedric Taylor leaving for warden position

...After just a year on the job, Augusta Youth Development Campus Director Cedric Tay lor is moving on.Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice spokesman Jim Shuler confirmed late Tuesday that Taylor has accepted "a challenging new position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-14/augusta-ydc-director-c
Across Georgia

...more than 2,000 federal tax returns.In other newsPOLICE ARE SEARCHING for a man who burglarized a Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice building. Avondale Estates police say a man jumped a fence and rammed a first-floor window with a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-02/across-georgia
Laney student, 14, charged with arson

...against the student on a charge of arson in the first degree. The student has been turned over to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.The school is contemplating further disciplinary actions, Williams said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-21/laney-student-14-charg
Richard Roundtree reflects on first year as Richmond County sheriff

...that have also been marked off the list.In an Oct. 14 meeting announcing the changes to come in the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Roundtree sat alongside District Attor ney Ashley Wright and suggested alternatives to incarcerating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-12-21/richard-roundtree-refl
Juvenile justice reform could save taxpayers money

Changes in the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice could save taxpayers more than $90,000 for each child who doesn't have to be incarcerated.In a town hall-style meeting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-14/juvenile-justice-reform-could
Program aims to help parolees, probationers transition back to society

...report from the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians recommended methods for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to save money and invest the savings into community support programs to reduce recidivism.According...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-18/program-aims-help-parolees-pr
Sandersville YDC business manager arrested

...development center in connection with the theft of state funds.Avery D. Niles, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice said Monday the arrest followed an internal investigation into deposits of corrections staff meal sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-03-26/sandersville-ydc-busin
Scope of Georgia Juvenile Justice abuse claim widens

...goes far beyond the 20 cases that led to the suspensions of 18 investigators and their supervisor, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles said Sunday.An investigation into the unresolved cases led to the finding...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-07-21/scope-georgia-juvenile-justice-abus
Augusta Youth Development Campus sees more changes

...Tuesday and the selection of a full-time director was expected soon.Avery Niles, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, said in a statement Monday night that Melvin Womble had been removed from his duties.Womble, former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-01-01/augusta-youth-developm