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Director to head agency

ATLANTA -- It will be up to Orlando Martinez, a consultant on juvenile justice issues, to finish...member of Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles. "Orlando Martinez is recognized as one of the outstanding nationwide...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/07/met_260850.shtml
Metro
Two teen suicides spur review

...about the two suicides to department Commissioner Orlando Martinez. The Department of Juvenile Justice is re-examining...health service standards for its wards. Commissioner Orlando Martinez said most of those standards have been met, although...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/09/met_331970.shtml
Metro
Privatization of YDC starts a month early

...the Augusta Youth Development Campus has been bumped up a month. It starts today. Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez cited a string of problems with outgoing staff. All remaining state workers at the south Augusta boys' detention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/01/met_379971.shtml
Metro
Perdue to uphold YDC changes

...reverse a decision to privatize the Augusta Youth Development Campus. Last week, Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez said he had Mr. Perdue's blessing in turning the boys detention center over to a private company. Unique Solutions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/12/met_378243.shtml
Metro
YDC change recalls failure at Athens center

...Solutions, a mental health care provider, Commissioner Orlando Martinez is betting that the private sector can do a better...center in Athens. Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez revoked the contract in April 2002. On the day The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/16/met_378610.shtml
Metro
Leader's dismissal is linked with YDC

...heads to turn in their resignations. On Wednesday, he accepted the resignation of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez. Republican state Sens. Don Cheeks and Randy Hall said they had been pushing the governor to dismiss Mr. Martinez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/14/met_384311.shtml
Metro
Privatization of Augusta YDC leaves some troubling questions

...be in the best interests of all concerned. However, the decision-making by state Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez and Gov. Sonny Perdue has been and remains extremely troubling. We should closely examine the management practices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/19/op_381633.shtml
Opinion columns
Florida firm to assume control of Augusta YDC

...Juvenile Justice Department privatized it, ousting about 120 state workers. Former Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez alleged that staff members were selling drugs, cigarettes and pornography to boys and looking the other way, in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/18/met_392784.shtml
Metro
A full-scale debacle

...fair warning - the better part of a year to shape up or be closed or privatized. And Juvenile Justice Commissioner Orlando Martinez, at a heated meeting with YDC faithful here Monday, attempted to lay out a case for giving up on the state work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/02/edi_380032.shtml
Editorials
Second chance for DJJ

...many of them state workers who were let go when the facility was privatized in July 2003 by former DJJ Commissioner Orlando Martinez. Martinez put control of the facility in the hands of Augusta-based Unique Solutions, a mental health care provider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/07/edi_433677.shtml
Editorials