Audit blames Juvenile Justice turnover on low pay, long hours

...together hold 138 juveniles or the one in Savannah with 99 children and teens. A 2012 beating death at the Augusta Youth Development Center brought to light the systemic problems within the agency.The high turnover rate costs taxpayers in extra hiring...

3 Youth Development Center employees fired, 2 others transferred

...Department of Juvenile Justice fired three more employees and demoted and transferred two others at the Augusta Youth Development Center on Friday as the fallout continues from last month's death of an inmate at the facility.The director of communications...

Youth Development Center might be spared from cuts

AIKEN --- The Youth Development Center at Camp Long in Aiken might be safe from the next round of state Department of Juvenile Justice cuts.The department announced...

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Outdoor lessons teach offenders how to live

...glimpse of the W.W. Long Youth Development Center. "There were no bars...works." The teens at the Youth Development Center, the first facility of...augustachronicle.com. W.W. Long Youth Development Center The South Carolina Department...

Man credits ministry for his turnaround

...and go into ministry. Leading Bible studies and working part-time as a volunteer coordinator at the Augusta Youth Development Center, he saw first-hand the problems the kids were dealing with."They were dealing with real problems that needed...

John Robinson Jr.

...a native of Augusta, GA, a Navy Veteran and served during the Vietnam Era; retired from the Richmond Co. Youth Development Center as an Engineer for Maintenance after 30 years and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church where he served as...

Injured YDC inmate released from hospital

The 15-year-old Augusta Youth Development Center inmate who was hospitalized Sunday after an assault from another youth has been released and is recovering from "cuts and bruises...

Bill would make YDC abuse reports secret

...staff inside secure facilities."Many problems became public following the death of a teenager in the Augusta Youth Development Center. The resulting probe concluded another juvenile committed the murder, but it also led to the arrest or firing...

Boy testifies about accused baby-stroller shooter

...giving terse replies because he was eager to get off the witness stand and return home, or at least back to the Youth Development Center in Savannah where he is in custody.At one point, the judge said even he was confused by the questions.Dominique...

Dorothy Darabaris

...Alex. She and the family moved to Milledgeville, GA in 1968 when her husband was appointed director of the Youth Development Center there. The family moved to Augusta, when her husband became director of the YDC in Augusta in 1978. Mrs...