Recent News Stories Around Georgia Involving Juvenile Justice Grants and the Juvenile Justice Reform


Interview with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation with Commissioner Niles and Judge Teske

DJJ Commissioner Avery Niles and Judge Steven Teske talk to the Georgia Public Policy Foundation about juvenile justice reform and the real world impact for Georgia.


Interview with Judge Teske on Federal Funding

The 2014 spending bill released this week by U.S. Senate and House negotiators eliminates federal Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Funding (JABG) which Georgia has used to help fund community-based diversion programs. Judge Steven Teske talked with the Foundation about the federal cut. Teske is a member of the Council on Criminal Justice Reform and also the Department of Juvenile Justice board of directors.



Juvenile Justice Overview

Juvenile Justice Reforms Spotlighted in 2014--January 21, 2014


2014 Releases from Governor Deal

Deal: I’ll work to honor Dr. King on Capitol grounds--January 20, 2014

Criminal Justice Reform report focuses on offender re-entry --January 10, 2014


Stories about the January 2014 Implementation of the New Law

Georgia Revamps Juvenile Justice System --Correctional News-- January 2, 2014

Juvenile justice reforms to take effect in Georgia on New Year’s Day --Atlanta Journal Constitution - December 31, 2013

Juvenile justice reforms set for Georgia --Marietta Daily Journal-- December 25, 2013

Stories about Juvenile Justice Grants


Program aims to help parolees, probationers transition back to society --Augusta Chronicle-- September 18, 2013

Georgia Funds At-Home Juvenile Treatment Program in Rural County --Juvenile Justice Information Exchange-- September 19, 2013

County to bear cost of juvenile justice reform, judge says --Gwinnett Daily Post-- September 8, 2013

Juvenile Court awarded grant to provide in-home therapy --The Rockdale News-- September 11, 2013

Juvenile court gets grant for family therapy program --Times Herald-- August 25, 2013

Hall awarded $200,000 grant for juvenile reform programs --Gainesville Times-- August 11, 2013

In Rural Georgia, One County Emerges As a Leader in Keeping Juveniles Out of the Courtroom --Juvenile Justice Information Exchange-- August 12, 2013


General Stories about the Juvenile Justice Reform

Juvenile justice reform pays, in dollars and sense --Columbus Ledger-Enquirer--Thursday, October 16, 2013

Nearly Half of U.S. States Enact Juvenile Justice Reforms --JUVENILE JUSTICE INFORMATION EXCHANGE-- October 9, 2013

Transforming the 'Bench Box' Judge --YouthToday.Org-- September 25, 2013

New law to alter juvenile justice --Albany Herald-- September 17, 2013

Guest Post: Juvenile Justice Reform is Strong Public Safety and Fiscal Policy --Peach Pundit-- September 11, 2013