DJJ Commissioner Avery Niles on the Barbara Dooley Show on June 1st
Reporting and story photos from Communication Manager Jim Shuler
“..the Barbara Dooley Show is not about sports..”
DJJ Commissioner Avery D. Niles will be the featured interview during the first week of June on the “Barbara Dooley Show” broadcast from Athens, Georgia. Aside from being the home of a dynamic college football team, Athens is also the home of a unique radio talk show heard most mornings on WGAU-1340 AM and WRFC-960AM.
(Editor’s Note: The popular radio talk show is hosted by the wife of a former UGA athletic director and head football coach, also named Dooley. But by some quirk of fate, the Barbara Dooley Show is not about sports.)
Instead, host Barbara Dooley is known for her wide variety of guests and topics, her direct interview style, and her high energy segments. She has an on-air reputation for expressing her opinions freely – sometimes witty, sometimes entertaining, but always engaging.
In his interview, Commissioner Niles talks about the Georgia Preparatory Academy, the positive effects of Governor Nathan Deal’s juvenile justice reform, and the growing success of the DJJ youth Reentry Program.
Commissioner Niles says he remains committed to the concept that Education is the KEY for Georgia’s youth making successful reentry into their communities for a productive, law-abiding life. Niles says, “..we will continue to focus on ‘changing the lives of DJJ youth through quality education.” The Commissioner’s interview with Barbara Dooley is scheduled Wednesday, June 1st from 8:50am-9:00am.