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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
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
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
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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-10-31/department-juvenile-ju
Tight budgets challenge Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

...inappropriate relationships with residents and distribution of contraband.The fifth new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice since 2010, Niles has pledged to correct existing problems and strengthen safety and security practices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2012-12-08/tight-budgets-challeng
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