serve on the new Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative ( JDAI ). The Honorable Judge Steven C. Teske serves as a Judicial Advisory Council Member to the DJJ Board. Avery D. Niles is Commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice. And Joe Vignati is DJJ’s Deputy Commissioner of Community Services. JDAI is a national initiative of the Annie E. Casey Foundation working on a county-by-county basis to encourage appropriate community support for low-risk youth offenders to enhance public safety and help misguided young people while conserving taxpayer dollars . According to foundation research, communities participating in JDAI have lowered the number of youth in juvenile detention by 44-percent. The initial Georgia project expansion will take place in multiple counties, to be determined through a collaboration with the Casey Foundation. The following professional members have been named to the Governor’s new state steering committee: ( MORE MORE MORE ) (PAGE TWO TWO TWO) AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Avery D. Niles, Commissioner DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE Jim Shuler, Director 3408 Covington Highway Decatur, Georgia 30032-1513 Office of Communications Telephone: (404) 508-7147 Fax: (404) 508-7341
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