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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Shuler August 30, 2017 DJJ Communications (404) 508-7147 [email protected] DJJ Citizens’ Academy Comes to Milledgeville - A Look Inside Georgia Juvenile Justice Reform Innovations - (Milledgeville - GA) Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) Commissioner Avery D. Niles is pleased to announce the latest public session of DJJ Citizens' Academy scheduled to convene in Milledgeville in mid-October. The Citizens’ Academy is an intensive five-week workshop planned by the Commissioner to provide the public with an in-depth look into the on-site operations and innovative reforms at work in the Georgia juvenile justice system. This Citizens’ Academy curriculum was developed at DJJ to help educate concerned citizens, local leaders and community stakeholders about meaningful restructurings in state juvenile justice. Commissioner Niles said Governor Nathan Deal’s support has helped enhance life-changing system-wide changes to reduce the number of young offenders and recidivism rates in Georgia’s juvenile justice populations. DJJ will roll out the Milledgeville Citizens' Academy on Tuesday, October 17th . Academy sessions will be scheduled at DJJ secure facilities, DJJ Community Service Offices and local courts in Baldwin County and the City of Milledgeville. The Citizens’ Academy provides transparency in state government by
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