Tag Archives: Avery Niles

Political Notes — It didn’t work before, but they’ll pray for rain again

Two of Georgia’s elected officials will try to break the drought by praying for rain at a Lavonia rally . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , Doug Collins , Drought , Gary Black , Georgia GOP , Nathan Deal , pray for rain , Robert Freeman , school takeover plan , Sonny Perdue

Political Notes – The circular firing squads are being formed

There’s already some squabbling going on among Georgia Democrats about the party chairman’s role in the recent general election . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , Brookhaven , dubose porter , Georgia Democratic Party , Georgia polling , J. Max Davis , Kasim Reed , Pink Pony nightclub , Tharon Johnson , Todd Rehm

DJJ shuts down Gwinnett’s Youth Detention Center

The Department of Juvenile Justice completes the closure of the Gwinnett County Youth Detention Center . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , Gwinnett YDC , Juvenile Justice , youth development campuses

Audit identifies weaknesses in state’s Juvenile Justice agency

State audit spotlights the high turnover rate and low pay of juvenile correctional officers . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , correctional officers , Juvenile Justice , state audit , turnover

Gwinnett YDC will be closed in 2014

The Department of Juvenile Justice will close its regional youth detention center in Lawrenceville next year . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , Gwinnett YDC , Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice reinstates suspended employees

Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles reinstates 19 employees suspended during an internal department investigation, but some of them are demoted and reassigned . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , Juvenile Justice

Political Notes – Brown ‘explores’ congressional race against Johnson

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown moves closer to a Democratic primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , DeKalb CEO , Department of Juvenile Justice , GHA , hank johnson , Lee May , Thomas Brown

DJJ suspends 20 investigators in wake of sex abuse allegations

Twenty investigators, including the chief of the office of investigations, have been suspended by Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , investigators , Juvenile Justice , sex abuse incidents

Federal report focuses on sexual misconduct at juvenile facilities

Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles orders a review of a federal report citing high levels of sexual misconduct at Georgia youth detention facilities . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , federal study , sexual misconduct , youth detention centers

Political Notes — Loudermilk again says he is running in 11th District race

State Sen. Barry Loudermilk emphasizes again his intention to run in the 11th Congressional District Republican primary . . .

Tags: 11th Congressional District , Avery Niles , Barry Loudermilk , Bob Barr , DOT , Ed Lindsey , Juvenile Justice , T-SPLOST sales tax