View from the Bulloch Court Services Office HITS 2013 Holiday Food & Toiletry Drive DJJ Staff  at:  12/18/2013  

View from the Bulloch Court Services Office HITS 2013 Holiday Food & Toiletry Drive 



During the holidays, the Bulloch County Court Services Office High Intensity Team Supervision (Bulloch County CSO HITS) collected items for the 2013 Holiday Food and Toiletry Drive. Canned food items were donated to a local food bank while the toiletry items were given to the Safe Haven domestice violence shelter.


Safe Haven is a non-profit organization that shelters victims of domestic violence that serves the counties of Bulloch, Candler, Screven, Effingham, Jenkins, and Washington. Safe Haven is dedicated to serving, strengthening, and supporting victims and children of domestic violence through the provision of emergency and community-based services.


The Bulloch County Court Services Office is proud of the youth and staff volunteers who dedicated time this year for this year's Drive. For more information on Safe Haven, visit them on the web at https://www.facebook.com/savenhavenstateboro.





 



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     Thomas County HITS: Sharing Is Caring DJJ Staff  at:  12/18/2013  

THOMAS COUNTY HITS: SHARING IS CARING



For this year's holiday season, the Thomas County Court Services Office High Intensity Team Supervision (Thomas County CSO HITS) collected items for The Salvation Army Christmas project, Sharing Is Caring.


The Sharing Is Caring project is part of The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle donation services for homeless and needy families which include:




  • Disaster Response Services

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  • Social Service Programs providing food, shelter, clothing and financial assistance

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  • Casework and Counseling with programs for health care and residential assistance and abuse counseling

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  • Youth Services

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  • Senior Centers




Youth participating in the HITS project brought in items and received credit towards their Community Service obligations for each item that they brought in. Along with items purchased by the Thomas County CSO HITS staff, ten stockings were stuffed with toilitries and toys for delivery for the Sharing Is Caring beneficiaries of youth and senior citizens.


After receiving the stockings from the Thomas County Juvenile Program Manager on the 13th, The Salvation Army staff was very appreciative of the hard work and care displayed by the entire HITS Team. To learn more about The Salvation Army in Thomasville, visit them on the web at https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Salvation-Army-Thomasville-Ga/166617933350643.



 



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     DJJ Walks Against Domestic Violence DJJ Staff  at:  12/13/2013  

DJJ WALKS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE



Thomas/Grady CSO JPPS II Lisa Owens in the front center


Recently, JPPS II Lisa Owens of the Thomas and Grady Court Services Office participated in the 2nd Annual Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence Walk held in Grady County. The three and a half mile walk began at the Grady County Courthouse in Cairo and benefitted the families affected by the devasting effects of domestic violence.


Before the walk, all of the participating sponsors and walkers gathered around the starting point to honor the sixty-two victims that died from domestic violence during the past year. A reading of each of the victim's names took place with participants placing each name on a memorial board. Purple balloons were also distributed to each participant and released in memory of those who had passed away.


While the actual walk included trophies for "winning" participants and a thank-you awards ceremony at the end, the most important part of the Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence Walk was to remind everyone the importance of stopping dangerous and harmful relationships and keeping Georgians safe. For more information on domestic violence prevention in Georgia, visit the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence at http://gcadv.org/.


 



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     Appling Court Services Office: Secret Angel Project DJJ Staff  at:  12/10/2013  

Appling Court Services Office: Secret Angel Project



JPM Kelly Spell and JPPS Chad Kent with donated toys


The Appling County Secret Angel Toy Project provides toys for needy local children and the Appling Court Services Office (Appling CSO) has been a proud participant since the inception of the program. DJJ staff have donated their time to package and deliver toys and to parcel and sort the toys for delivery. In addition to the good will and cheer, Appling volunteers have also earned community service hours for their efforts.


This year, the youth and staff at the Appling CSO have gone above and beyond to donate toy upon toy to the Secret Angel Project. Led by staff members Gay Stone (PA), Ryan Ledbetter (JPPS II), Chad Kent (JPPS), and Kelly Spell (JPM), the Appling Team is doing its part to make sure that holidays are special for everyone in Appling County.


For more information on how you can participate in the Secret Angel Project, read more at the Baxley News-Banner website or visit the Appling Community Connection directly at http://appling.gafcp.org/.


 



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     DJJ Cares: Muscogee Thanksgiving Luncheon DJJ Staff  at:  11/27/2013  

DJJ CARES: MUSCOGEE THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON



On Monday, the staff from the Muscogee MSC, Muscogee Intake, and Muscogee CSO provided a Thanksgiving luncheon for the homeless and less fortunate members of the local community. Lunch was provided entirely through donations from generous staff. Over fifty meals were provided to those in need.






The Department of Juvenile Justice wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.


 



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