DJJ Cares: Colquitt County CSO Food Bank Project DJJ Staff  at:  1/31/2014  

DJJ CARES: COLQUITT COUNTY CSO FOOD BANK PROJECT



Braving the cold while sorting cans are Community Service Volunteers/youths Gabriel Garza, Austin Barfield, Joseph Phillips, James Montgomery, Preston Lamb, Judarious Andrews, Tykerrious Gamble, and Licha Antonio


On January 18, 2014, nine youth from the Colquitt County Court Services Office (Colquitt CSO) participated in a Service Learning Project (SLP) at the Colquitt County Food Bank in Moultrie, Georgia. The Colquitt youth spent the majority of time during the SLP sorting large bins of canned food gathered during the Holiday Season from the larger Colquitt County community.



Going through the first bin of food are volunteers Austin Barfield, Licha Antonio, Judarious Andrews, Joseph Phillips, and Tykerrious Gamble.


During the volunteer outing, the participating youth got to meet and hear an orientation from Andrew Christensen, head of the Colquitt County Food Bank. Mr. Christensen gave a wonderful overview of the history of the Food Bank, the purpose of providing food to the needy in the community, and a logistical background on how food is gathered and dispensed across the area.



From left to right on the front row: Tykerrious Gamble, Israel Perez, Gabriel Garza, Judarious Andrews and Licha Antonio. On the back row from left to right: Joseph Phillips, James Montgomery, Austin Barfield, and Preston Lamb.


Under the supervision of JPPS II Clay Newton and Community Service Supervisor Captain T. Demps, the Colquitt CSO youth worked tirelessly for five hours emptying bins and sorting/stacking food cans. With their work, the youth helped expedite the gathering of vegetable cans and filling the orders of the Food Bank.


Considering the fact that within the first two weeks of January the Food Bank had filed a month's worth of Food Bank Orders, the work of the youth was not only appreciated but much needed as well. Congratulations again to the youth and staff at the Colquitt Court Services Office who participated in this worthwhile effort.


(Special thanks to JPPS II Clay Newton of Colquitt CSO-District 10 for submitting the original story and photos.)



 


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     Governor Deal Extends State of Emergency DJJ Staff  at:  1/30/2014  
Governor Deal Extends State of Emergency


Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles requests that all DJJ Staff read the following information released from Governor Nathan Deal's office late this afternoon. Please consider the Governor's latest advisory along with the instructions sent by Commissioner Niles for your return to regular work schedules on Friday.





For immediate release
Office of Communications
Jan. 30, 2014
(404) 651-7774


Deal extends state of emergency

State Patrol will begin towing abandoned cars on interstates at 9




• Gov. Nathan Deal today extended the state of emergency for two additional days, through Sunday night, to assure that all necessary resources are available for state agencies and local governments to clear roads and all other winter storm-related obstacles.




• The State Patrol will begin at 9 tonight to tow vehicles left in areas where they are posing a public safety hazard; this applies only to the interstates. The state will cover the cost of towing – but ONLY in cases where the towing was directed by the state. Abandoned cars deemed to not pose a safety risk will remain for owner pickup through Sunday night.




• Gov. Deal has directed state government employees to report to their workplaces at regular hours tomorrow, unless doing so puts them in harm's way. Employees who think it's not safe to travel from their location need to contact their supervisor.




Brian Robinson
brobinson@georgia.gov



Sasha Dlugolenski
sasha@georgia.gov







Governor Deal has ordered State government offices to reopen on Friday, January 31, 2014. Governor Deal is asking State Agency Heads to notify staff of this action and to remind staff members to use their best discretion and proceed with caution when returning to work.

DJJ offices will resume normal business hours on Friday, January 31st. We look forward to having all staff members return to work.

Please make sure you proceed with caution during your morning travels. The temperatures will still be well below freezing tonight in many parts of the state. There may still be sections of roadway that are hazardous, so drive safe




One Team. One Mission.




Avery D. Niles, Commissioner


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice





http://www.djjnewsandviews.org/docs/djjopenonfridayjanuary312014.doc





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     DJJ and State Agencies Re-Opening on Friday, January 31st DJJ Staff  at:  1/30/2014  

DJJ and State Agencies Re-Opening on Friday, January 31, 2014






Governor Deal has ordered State government offices to reopen on Friday, January 31, 2014. Governor Deal is asking State Agency Heads to notify staff of this action and to remind staff members to use their best discretion and proceed with caution when returning to work.

DJJ offices will resume normal business hours on Friday, January 31st. We look forward to having all staff members return to work.

Please make sure you proceed with caution during your morning travels. The temperatures will still be well below freezing tonight in many parts of the state. There may still be sections of roadway that are hazardous, so drive safe.


One Team. One Mission.




Avery D. Niles, Commissioner


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice


 


http://www.djjnewsandviews.org/docs/djjopenonfridayjanuary312014.doc






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     DJJ WINTER ALERT: ALL DJJ OFFICES CLOSED ON JANUARY 30TH DJJ Staff  at:  1/29/2014  
DJJ WINTER ALERT: ALL DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE OFFICES CLOSED TOMORROW (JANUARY 30TH)



Due to continuing impact of the winter storm, Governor Deal has ordered State government offices in the impacted areas of the State to close on Thursday, January 30th, 2014. Governor Deal is asking State Agency Heads to notify staff of this action. State Agency Heads should reference State Personnel Board Rule 16 (10) and consistent with the executive order issued yesterday are authorized to make specific office closures as conditions warrant.


 

Please continue to execute caution and remember that safety is the first priority. Be safe in your travels.



One Team, One Mission.







Avery D. Niles, Commissioner


Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice






http://www.djjnewsandviews.org/docs/djjclosureforthursdayjanuary302014.doc






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     ALL DJJ OFFICES NOW CLOSED ON JANUARY 29, 2014 DJJ Staff  at:  1/28/2014  


ALL DJJ OFFICES NOW CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29TH



Due to the continuing impact of the winter storm, Governor Deal has ordered State government offices in the impacted areas of the State to close on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. As a result of this executive order, the Department of Juvenile Justice will be closed on January 29th consistent with State Personnel Board Rule 16 (10).



I want to ensure that for our employees, safety is the first priority. Be safe in your travels.



One Team, One Mission.



Avery D. Niles, Commissioner



Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice


 


http://www.djjnewsandviews.org/docs/DJJCLOSEDONJanuary292014.doc




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