Georgia Youth Workers Celebrate GJSA’s 40th Training Summit

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Professionals from every major youth-oriented field in the state of Georgia, governmental and non-profit, converge on Savannah this week for the Georgia Juvenile Service Association’s (GJSA) 40th Training Summit. The three-day event, Aug. 23-25, will host a long-list of speakers, workshops and society happenings. Members can choose from a spread of workshops covering everything from Georgia’s Cybersafety Initiative to tactics for reintegrating juvenile offenders upon their release.

Win $100 Every Week During Facebook Contest

Our digital communication team announced it will run a six-week contest on our Facebook page with a chance to win a $100 gift card and a JJIE VIP Swag Pack. The contest began Aug. 11, 2011 and will continue until Sept.14, 2011. Entering is really simple. Just “like” the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange page (,) answer one question (which is not required), and then tune in to the Ishto see if you won.We’ve seen a lot of growth over on Facebook, and we’d like you to join that community.

The Ish: Back to School

This is episode 1 of The Ish, a weekly video series examining youth culture and the issues impacting young people. Check in each Thursday for a new video, and don’t forget to head over to Facebook to enter our sweepstakes to win $100 and a JJIE VIP Swag Pack! The Ish is brought to you by the Resources for Parents section of Go enter our contest to win $100

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Back in a snap? | Week in Review | July 8, 2011

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Senate Passes Bill Stripping Confirmation Requirement for Juvenile Justice Positions

Young, Homeless and Enslaved by the Freedom of the Rails

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The Gang Violence That Never Was — Social Media and Bad Journalism in Boston


School Internet Filter Illegally Blocks LGBT Websites, Says ACLU




June 3, 2011

“Defending Childhood” Public Service Announcement to Star Attorney General

Memo to Wile E. Coyote: Violence Won’t Make Kids Like You

One Man’s Journey Through Crime, Drugs, Schizophrenia and Rehabilitation

Hornberger Advice: Juvenile Offenders Need Alternatives to Prisons

Juvenile Justice Expert David Schmidt Discusses Juvenile Life Without Parole

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Kirk’s Journey From Malt Liquor to a Loving Place

Meet Vernon Kirkland. But you can call him Kirk, everyone else at the Eagle’s Nest Ministry on Edgewood Avenue in downtown Atlanta does. On any given day, say about dark-thirty in the morning, you can find him running around the kitchen, helping to serve dozens of homeless who come by for a hot breakfast. He is, says Larry Arnold, the long-time pastor of Eagle’s Nest, a magical and positive force for the organization’s outreach programs in the area as well as an inspiration to so many who struggle with addiction on the streets of downtown Atlanta. That’s because Kirk hasn’t always been this steady.

May 06, 2011

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Youth Justice Barbecue celebrates year of progress:

Host: Ryan Schill
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