DJJ CHAPLAINCY SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR RECEIVES COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD FROM THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE DJJ Staff  at:  12/16/2014  

DJJ CHAPLAINCY SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR RECEIVES COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD FROM THE U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE



Monique Grier with U.S. Attorney Sally Yates. Story from Chaplain Danny Horne


The Department of Juvenile Justice is proud to announce that Chaplaincy Services Program Coordinator Monique T. Grier has received the Community Outreach Award from the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia. Receiving her award on December 4th from U.S. Attorney Sally Yates, Ms. Grier was praised for her development of the New Beginnings Program, a reentry initiative program designed to target violent and high risk offenders living within the City of Atlanta. Focusing on the Vine City/English Avenue area of Atlanta, Ms. Grier was able to form important partnerships with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the Morehouse School of Medicine, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In addition to the organizational support, New Beginnings has been embraced by the both the faith and community leadership of the area.

The Department of Juvenile Justice is fortunate to have Ms. Grier bring her unique experiences and dedication to service to Community Reentry and supports her development of effective mentoring and faith based community models.


 



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     Macon RYDC CHAMPS Graduation DJJ Staff  at:  12/16/2014  

Macon RYDC CHAMPS Graduation



Story support from Deadra Roberts


On December 1st, the Macon Regional Youth Detention Center (Macon RYDC) held their first ever CHAMPS graduation. CHAMPS, which stands for Choosing Health Activities and Methods Promoting Safety, is an educational program designed for Georgia youth which helps to provide guidelines and skill sets for teens preparing for a safe, healthy, happy, and successful life. Founded in 2003 by the Georgia Sheriff’s Association to help address the modern dangers that teens face today, the CHAMPS lesson plans are taught by certified deputy sheriffs from across Georgia.

Taught by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Program, the Macon RYDC CHAMPS program was specifically designed for the first time ever for Department of Juvenile Justice youth by the Twiggs County Sheriff’s Department. During the graduation ceremony, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis, Twiggs County Sheriff Darren Mitchum, and DJJ Deputy Commissioner Sarah Draper gave their thoughts and praise for the ten youth graduates of the program. In addition, Bibb County Deputy Emmitt Bivins spoke on his experience teaching the twelve week program and three of the youth graduates gave reflection on what they had learned during the course.

The Department of Juvenile Justice would like to thank the teachers and students of the Macon RYDC CHAMPS Program. For more information on the Georgia Sheriffs Association, visit them on the web at www.georgiasheriffs.org.






 


















 


 


 



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     Muscogee YDC: Season of Kindness DJJ Staff  at:  12/15/2014  

MUSCOGEE YDC: SEASON OF KINDNESS



Story from Linda Elias of the Muscogee YDC


Recently, the youth at the Muscogee Youth Development Campus (Muscogee YDC) designed two-hundred Holiday cards that were presented to the Bethany Christian Services near Columbus. These festive cards will be distributed to residents throughout nursing homes in the local metro area. Muscogee YDC Director Mordie Askew and Volunteer Coordinator Linda Elias presented the cards to Betty Jackson, Facility Advisory Council Member.


The Department of Juvenile Justice would like to thank the youth of the Muscogee YDC for their hard work in creating these special cards that will bring joy and happiness during the holiday season.






 


 



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     Ware CSO/HITS 6th Annual Low Country Boil DJJ Staff  at:  12/5/2014  

Ware CSO/HITS 6th Annual Low Country Boil



Story by Max Silman, Juvenile Program Manager for the Ware Court Services


The Ware CSO/HITS unit held their 6th Annual Low Country Boil on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. The staff of Ware CSO/HITS gives generously from their personal budgets to show their appreciation for the assistance that they receive throughout the year from their Juvenile Court Judges and Clerks of Court. A special "thank you" goes to JPPS 1 "Chef" Ronnie Carter who tirelessly adds his cooking skills every year to the event. The staff of Ware CSO/HITS Ware CSO provides juvenile court services for Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Pierce, and Ware counties. Attending the occasion were both Judge Johns Adams and Judge Jeffrey Parker along with the Clerks/Assistant Clerks of Court for Brantley, Pierce, and Ware counties. The attached photo at the event shows Ware Juvenile Program Manager, Dr. Max Silman (center), with Senior Judge John B. Adams (left) and Judge Jeffrey Parker (right).


 


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     Introducing the DJJ Leadership Online DJJ Staff  at:  12/5/2014  


INTRODUCING THE DJJ LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE ONLINE







The Division of Training and Personnel Services is proud to introduce the DJJ Leadership Institute.... Helping You Grow Your Career in Juvenile Justice. Starting this year, the Division of Training and Personnel Services will offer professional development programs for current and future employees of the Department of Juvenile Justice. With the introduction of these programs, DJJ is dedicated to provide the additional training needed to help this agency and its employees meet the future challenges in Georgia juvenile justice. The DJJ Leadership Institute (DLI) will help employees improve performance in their current roles and be prepared to take charge of their careers for years to come.




The DLI includes a revision of the agency’s Management Basics and Sergeants Academy courses, the creation of a new Community Leadership Certificate course and a set of new outside educational partnerships. DLI attendees can take classes and earn certification credits with the National Institute of Corrections, Georgia State University and Columbus State University.




DLI programs are open to ALL DJJ employees with a focus on developing leadership skills and qualities. Whether you are an existing manager or not currently in a supervisory role, you are encouraged to participate in the DJJ Leadership Institute. Class sizes and offerings will be limited, so sign up for your desired classes today!




Taught by subject matter experts, the DLI programs will offer a unique group- learning experience using a wide range of teaching methods such as pre-session work, on-site classroom sessions and individual coaching. Distance learning via the web, e-course, and virtual instructors will provide the convenience needed for our busy and distance dispersed students. DLI will provide the blended learning framework for current and future leaders alike.




TO VISIT THE DJJ LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE ONLINE, GO TO:




HTTP://WWW.DJJNEWSANDVIEWS.ORG/DJJLEADERSHIPINSTITUTE




 




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