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Savannah judges’ efforts in drug, juvenile issues recognized

Savannah judges’ efforts in drug, juvenile issues recognized

Published: Oct 9, 2018   |   Category: Media   |   Tags:

Juvenile Court Presiding Judge LeRoy Burke III was named winner of a 2018 Big Voice for Children Award for his efforts at effective prevention and early intervention efforts to make a long-term difference in kids’ lives. The award from the Voices for Georgia’s Children recognized Burke’s leadership role at the Juvenile Court to spearhead a […]

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Juvenile Justice in DC (and Cupcakes in Georgia)

Juvenile Justice in DC (and Cupcakes in Georgia)

Published: Apr 29, 2016   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

So here’s the deal: I really wanted to write a long and scholarly article about how Georgia’s flag-bearing posture for juvenile justice reform has so greatly influenced our elected friends in Washington D.C. that we can see national policy reflecting our state’s juvenile justice findings and values.

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Top 5 Wins for Children in 2013

Top 5 Wins for Children in 2013

Published: Dec 31, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

Did you have a good holiday? Got some well deserved r&r with your family and friends, and maybe, just maybe, managed to break your email and texting addiction for just a few days? I know many of you are probably still enjoying your vacation time, especially today, it being New Year Eve and all. I […]

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We are the Voices for Children

Published: Jul 3, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

We are the Voices for Children By Clayton County Juvenile Court Judge Steven C. Teske I met him after only a few weeks on the bench.  His name was Johnny and he was thirteen. He had been detained for disorderly conduct and disruption of school charges.  He mouthed off at a teacher using what we […]

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GA-CAN! Off-Session Policy Series Continues to Draw Crowd

GA-CAN! Off-Session Policy Series Continues to Draw Crowd

Published: Jun 25, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

This week Voices hosted the second installment of this year’s Georgia Children’s Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Off-Session Policy Series.  Our topic this month was centered around Community-based Services: Prevention, Intervention, Diversion and the New Juvenile Code. More than 90 people joined us for this great panel discussion.  Here’s a look at the great lineup we had: […]

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Advocacy for Juvenile Justice Continues

Published: Jun 1, 2013   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags:

When Governor Deal signed the juvenile justice reform bill on May 3, Voices and our two partners who lead the JUSTGeorgia Coalition immediately turned to two tasks:  thanking the scores of individuals and organizations who had worked tirelessly on the bill to improve opportunities for young people, and offering support for implementation.  Joined by the […]

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Is it good for kids? What lawmakers should be asking this legislative session.

Published: Jan 17, 2012   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , ,

As many of you know, last week was the first week of the 2012 Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly.  A few bills passed out of the Senate and out of various committees.  Already, the political wheels are turning quickly, as some people jockey for position and some – most – simply try to […]

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