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2019 DJJ Annual Report

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Description: The 2019 Annual Report of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

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Georgia Depart ment of Juvenil e Just ice 2019 Annual Report

TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 A Message from the Commissioner MISSION 4 DJJ Top 5 Strategic Goals 5 DJJ Organizational Chart The DJJ mission is t o 6 DJJ Leadership prot ect and serve t he 7 DJJ Board and Board of Education cit izens of Georgia by 8 What DJJ Does and Why It Is Important holding young of f enders 9 FY2019 Highlights account abl e f or t heir 10 Division of Financial Services act ions t hrough t he 11 Office of Human Resources del ivery of services and 13 Division of Administrative Services sanct ions in appropriat e Office of Engineering set t ings and by Office of Technology and Information Services support ing yout h in t heir Office of Real Estate and Building Services communit ies t o become 16 Division of Community Services 19 Office of Professional Development and Standards product ive and Victim and Volunteer Services l aw-abiding cit izens. ACA Accreditation 23 Office of the Ombudsman VISION 24 Division of Education 26 Division of Secure Detention DJJ wil l l ead t he nat ion 28 Division of Secure Campuses in preparing young 29 Division of Support Services peopl e in it s care t o Office of Chaplaincy Services devel op and sust ain Office of Nutrition and Food Services product ive l ives. Office of Classification and Transportation Services Office of Behavioral Health Services The 2019 Annual Report Team would like to thank everyone who contributed their time, energy, and enthusiasm to this endeavor. Also, we are very grateful for the advice and support from our partners at Kennesaw State University. 2

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMISSIONER Fiscal Year 2019 in Review It is an honor to present to you the 2019 Annual Report for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). This document will provide you with a comprehensive review of the work accomplished by this agency during FY2019, which allowed Georgia?s youthful offenders to become productive members of society. During FY2019, the Agency experienced growth and development through the dedication and hard work of our board and staff; as well as that of the volunteers working both within our secure facilities and in the community. With the vision and support of Governor Brian Kemp, DJJfocused on working with our law enforcement and judicial partners to help decrease gang recruitment and reduce sexual trafficking of minors. In addition, we continued to work hand-and-hand with the state?s juvenile court judges to ensure that adjudicated youth who were at low-risk to re-offend were not committed to our detention facilities, but received educational and mental health services in their cities or counties. Education, whether in the classroom or through independent programming, remained a priority at DJJduring the year. Our teachers and instructors helped to increase the number of eligible youth in our care who receive either a high school diploma, GED certification, and technical certificates of credits. These youth were also provided access to activities such as job readiness fairs, art competitions, human-animal bonding through dog training, and athletics; which gave them the opportunity for positive change and progress. The FY2019 also brought forth exciting accomplishments to Georgia?s juvenile justice system, which demonstrated DJJ?s challenge to itself to provide the best possible services to the youth we serve: - The creation of an aquaponic garden at our secure facility in Dalton, GA. - A new Education Transition Center in Columbus, GA. - Accreditation of the Macon, Rockdale, and Aaron Cohn Regional Youth Detention Centers and the Macon and Muscogee Youth Development Campuses by the American Correctional Association. Thank you for taking the time to review this report and the scope of services offered at DJJ. I consider it an honor to serve the State of Georgia, along with more than 3,500 employees who report for duty each day to meet the mission of DJJ. Their dedication is steadfast in providing safe and secure facilities to the youth we serve. On behalf of the Board and its employees, I wish to thank you for your continued support and recognition of our efforts. Sincerely, Tyr one Oliver, Commissioner 3

DJJ TOP 5 STRATEGIC GOALS FY2019 TOP 5 STRATEGIC GOALS The top five strategic goals for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) were developed to provide clarity of our mission and set forth expectations for all Department personnel while conducting business operations. By establishing these goals, DJJ works to fully align all objectives, programs and services offered to youth that have been outlined by the Governor. 1. Enhance System of Care f or Mental Health 2. Ef f ective Responses f or Human Traf f icking Vict ims and Famil ies 3. Gang Prevention and Intervention 4. Recruitment, Retention and Succession Planning 5. Operate Saf e and Secure Facilities and Communit ies 4

DJJ ORGANIZATIONAL CHART Georgia Depart ment of Juvenil e Just ice Organizat ional Chart Commissioner Executive Deputy Financial Gover nment L egal Communications Auditor Assistant Relations Ser vices Super intendent Ser vices Chief of Staff Human Pr of essi onal Resour ces I nvestigations Development Executive Assistant Cr iminal and Standar ds Histor y Assistant Ombudsman Commissioner Administr ative Secur e Suppor t Community Special Ser vices Facilities Ser vices Ser vices Oper ations Engineer ing RYDC M edical IT YDC Behavior al Health Building Effective 10/7/2019 Ser vices Food Ser vice Fleet Class & Tr anspor tation Gr ants Chaplaincy 5

DJJ LEADERSHIP The executive leadership team sets the strategic direction of DJJ and drives the core values, mission, and vision that undergird the agency?s daily work. DJJ leaders are passionate and focused veterans in their respective fields. Tyrone Ol iver Mark J. Mit chel l Sean C. Hamil t on Commissioner Chief of Staff Assistant Commissioner Gl enn Al l en St even Cart er-Wil l iams Margaret Cawood Lat era Davis Direct or Chief Financial Of f icer Deput y Commissioner Direct or Communicat ions Financial Services Support Services Prof essional Devel opment and St andards Pamel a Johnson Dr. Monica Henson Dana Kil pat rick Zachary Louis Deput y Commissioner Deput y Superint endent Direct or Direct or Secure Det ent ion DJJ School Dist rict Human Resources Legisl at ive Services Shawanda Reynol ds-Cobb Vict or Robert s Cindy Wang Mat t hew Wol f e Deput y Commissioner Deput y Commissioner General Counsel Direct or Administ rat ive Services Communit y Services Legal Services Invest igat ions 6

DJJ BOARD AND BOARD OF EDUCATION The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Board consists of 14 members and two judicial advisors, each appointed by the Governor. Pursuant to Title 49-4A-2, Official Code of Georgia, the Board of Juvenile Justice establishes the general policy to be followed by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Sandra Heat h Tayl or Wil l ie C. Bol t on Adam Kennedy Board Chairman Vice Chair Board Secretary LaGrange At hens Cl axt on (Congressional District 3) (Congressional District 10) (Congressional District 11) Danny L. Bl ackmon Lisa Col bert Thomas L. Col eman Quint ress Gil bert Angie Hol t Lit honia Judicial Advisor Warner Robins Quit man Count y Savannah (Congressional Dist rict 8) (Congressional Dist rict 4) Bibb Count y (Congressional Dist rict 2) (Congressional Dist rict 1) Margaret Kaiser Penny A. Penn El aine P. Snow Fred E. St ephens At l ant a Cum m i ng Lindal e Cl evel and (Congressional Dist rict 5) (Congressional Dist rict 7) (Congressional Dist rict 14) (Congressional Dist rict 9) John Edwards St even C. Teske James Val brun Dick Yarbrough Cl axt on Judicial Advisor Lit hia Springs At l ant a Cl ayt on Count y (Congressional Dist rict 12) (Congressional Dist rict 13) (Congressional Dist rict 11) 7

WHAT DJJ DOES AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT 26 30 96 3,500 Secure Geor gi a Communit y Empl oyees Facil it ies Preparat ory Services Of f ices Academy WHAT DJJ DOES AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is a multi-faceted agency that serves the needs of the state's youthful offenders up to the age of 21. The Department has more than 3,500 employees at its Central Office, 26 secure facilities (19 Regional Youth Detention Centers and seven Youth Development Campuses) and 96 Community Services Offices throughout the state to effect justice and redirect the young lives in the agency's care. Including those placed on probation, thousands of youths are diverted each year to evidence-based community programs, sentenced to short-term incarceration and committed to long-term custody by juvenile courts. DJJ's professional corrections and law enforcement staff preserve public safety, safeguard the citizens of Georgia and protect victims of crime. DJJ holds juvenile offenders accountable for their delinquent conduct through a rehabilitative treatment model while under probation, supervision or secure confinement. While under DJJ supervision, the agency provides youth with educational opportunities by some of Georgia's best teachers and administrators. Youth also receive medical, dental and mental health treatment from qualified professionals who provide a range of services and support. DJJ offers programs designed to equip the youth in its care with the social, intellectual and emotional tools needed to achieve successful re-entry into the community and workplace as more productive and law-abiding citizens. 8

FY2019 HIGHLIGHTS New Facil it y Hi gh Aquaponi c Educat ion Secure Accredit at ions School / GED Garden Cent er Facil it y Dipl omas FY2019 HIGHLIGHTS - The Cadwell Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) in Laurens County has 23,000 square feet of dormitory space to accommodate up to 48 males and eight female juvenile offenders. The facility also has 9,300 square feet of vocational space. - DJJ obtained accreditation for the Macon, Aaron Cohn and Rockdale RYDCs and the Macon and Muscogee YDCs from the American Correctional Association (ACA). - During FY2019, DJJ youth enrolled in the Georgia Preparatory Academy earned 37 high school diplomas, 70 GEDs and 68 technical certificates of credit. - DJJ installed and operates an aquaponic garden system at the Elbert Shaw RYDC in Dalton, GA. A first of its kind at a DJJ facility, the garden is a self-sufficient farming system where the presence of fish help to grow an assortment of fruits, vegetables, and herbs through a combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. - DJJ opened the Muscogee Education Transition Center (ETC) in Columbus, GA. The new facility is designed to give youth re-entering society and still under DJJ supervision a setting to complete their secondary education. 9

DIVISION OF FINANCIAL SERVICES The Division of Financial Services (DFS) has the overall responsibility to ensure the Department is within state budgetary compliance, adheres to generally accepted accounting principles and is compliant with all federal and state fiscal policies and procedures. DFS oversees budget services, procurement and all accounting matters for the Department. FY2019 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Budget $ 351,011,927 Depart ment Administ rat ion $ 24,752,962 28.2% 7.1% Depart ment 28.2% Administ rat ion Communit y Services Communit y Services $ 99,007,101 Secure Det ent ion Secure Commit ment Programs St at e Funds Secure Det ent ion $ 128,378,600 36.6% Federal Funds Secure Commit ment $ 98,873,264 Ot her Funds Fundi ng St at e Funds $ 342,867,415 Sources Federal Funds $ 7,804,205 Ot her Funds $ 340,307 97.7% 10

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES The Office of Human Resources (OHR) serves as a strategic partner to the agency and provides guidance to leadership on the agency's human resources needs. In FY2019, OHR served more than 3,500 DJJ employees, with a goal to foster cohesive working relationships to build a strong culture of qualified, mission-driven employees dedicated to carrying out the agency's priorities. OHR strives to operate in the best interest of both DJJ and its employees by applying industry best practices in the delivery of services including job and compensation analysis, employee relations, recruitment and retention, performance management and other HR services. Th e dat a below r epr esen t s st af f in g n u m ber s f or DJJf or FY2018 an d FY2019 4000 Type of Em ployees (FTE) FY2019 FY2018 DJJ EMPLOYEES (FULL-TIME) 3000 FY2019 3275 3241 At the end of FY2019, DJJ employed 3,241 full-time employees (FTE). Juvenile Correctional 2000 1990 Officers (JCO) made up 28 percent of its staff, while 1793 another 17 percent were sworn employees. Of the 1000 980 894 JCO employees, 63 percent worked in the 305 554 Secure Facilities Division, and 37 percent worked 894 in our Secure Campus Division providing direct Non -Secu r it y * Ot h er Sw or n Tot al supervision of the youth offenders. 0 St af f St af f Em ployees HIRES AND SEPARATIONS Ju ven ile Cor r ect ion al The retention of JCOs has long been a challenge for DJJ. JCO hiring makes up 54 percent of all DJJ * Ot her Sworn St af f consist s of Correct ional Capt ains, Sergeant s, Lieut enant s, Invest igat ors recruitment and 52 percent of separations. During and Supervisors, Publ ic Saf et y Trainers and Supervisors, Probat ion Of f icers and Pol ice FY2019, JCO turnover increased to 94 percent up Of f icers. from 84 percent in FY2018. The overall departmental turnover rate increased to 45 percent Hir es an d Separ at ion s at DJJin FY2019 from 44 percent in FY2018. DJJHir es Retention has also been a concern in other areas of DJJSepar at ion s DJJ. During FY2019, Behavioral Health experienced a turnover rate of 35.78 percent and Food Service 1620 1543 experienced a turnover rate of 55.19 percent. DJJ's Human Resources team continues an aggressive recruitment strategy that targets ideal candidates for officer positions and other areas that experience retention challenges. Hir es an d Separ at ion s of JCO in FY2019 JCO Hir es JCO Separ at ion s 846 833 Separat ions are def ined as dismissal , ret irement s, resignat ions and right sizing. 11

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES Vacan cy Rat e - All Posit ion s Vacan cy Rat e - JCOs 56% 40% 40% 60% 30% 40% 20% 34% 20% 10% 0% 25% 40% 29% FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 0% FY2018 FY2019 FY2017 JCO Hir es an d Separ at ion s Com par ed t o all DJJFY19 Tu r n over Rat e f or JCOs FY19 60% 54% 52% 100% 94.42% 40% 75% 50% 84.33% 61.47% 20% 25% 0% 0% JCO Hir e % JCO Separ at ion % FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 Tu r n over Rat e f or DJJFY19 50% 42.86% 44.88% 45.38% 40% 30% FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 20% 10% 0% 12

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES The Division of Administrative Services is responsible for providing adequate technology, contract procurement, grant resources, maintenance and construction services, and property management while ensuring the upkeep and safety of DJJ?s central office. This division is also responsible for providing personnel services to employees which include the development of policies, employee benefits, classification and compensation, employee relations, performance management, recruitment and retention, criminal background checks and ensuring fair and lawful labor practices. OFFICEOF ENGINEERING The Office of Engineering's mission is to address the needs outlined in the strategic plan for growth and development as well as challenges presented by the agency?s aging building structures and MEP systems statewide. During FY2019, the facility maintenance team received more than 3,100 corrective and preventive work orders per month. FY2019 TOP 5 CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCEHIGHLIGHTS The Cadwell Regional Youth Detention 1 Center (RYDC) located in Laurens County, was the third construction and renovation project to address DJJ?s aging facilities. DJJ added two housing units and a gymnasium, increasing the overall size to 63,000 square feet. With an emphasis on education and 2 technology, the Cadwell RYDC added a vocational education program with a horticultural courtyard and enhanced security measures to upgrade youth and employee saf et y. IP CCTV systems were installed in 24 out of 3 26 DJJ facilities replacing pre-existing analog cameras. Security Control Panel (touch screen) 4 upgrades were made at the Gainesville, Aaron Cohn, Loftiss and Claxton RYDCs. Fire alarm upgrades were made at the 5 Augusta YDC and Metro, Dekalb, Savannah and Loftiss RYDCs. 13

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OFFICEOF TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SERVICES The Office of Technology and Information Systems (OTIS) provides support, development, and maintenance of highly effective, reliable and innovative information systems in support of the agency?s strategic goals. During FY2019, OTIS continued its mission to position DJJ?s technology to be a leader in state technology innovation. Efforts in 2019 were focused on changes to structure and process to facilitate leaps over coming years. FY2019 HIGHLIGHTS Dat a Shari ng and Int egrat i on ? Completed the rollout of the Juvenile Data Exchange (JDEX) project in conjunction with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the Council of Juvenile Court Judges. Juveni l e Tracki ng Syst em (JTS) ? Received $1.6 million in funding at the beginning of FY2019 from the Operation Planning and Budget to refresh the JTS application. AMTEL ? Completed the rollout of the AMTEL System which provides juvenile telephone and PREA services for DJJ. Axon Body Cameras ? Successfully deployed Axon camera docking stations and isolated network connections over FirstNet in seven YDCs, 14 RYDCs and 30 CSO/ HITS offices. GPS Tracki ng Devi ces ? Deployed 108 T-Moble SyncUpFleet GPS tracking devices in agency transportation vans, facility vans, and SMRT vehicles. Agency Net w ork Improvement s ? Completed the installation of separate utility-grade networks across all secure facilities to support AMTEL, and JPay to enhance our ability to manage the remote facility technologies. 14

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES OFFICEOF REAL ESTATE& BUILDING SERVICES The Office of Real Estate and Building 106 Real Est at e Propert ies Services manages 106 real estate properties utilized by the agency. This unit also oversees the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and security of DJJ's Central Of f i ce. During FY2019, DJJ's Real Estate team, Community and Education team, the State Properties Commission of Georgia and the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers successfully completed the project for DJJ?s new Muscogee Education Transition Center (ETC) in Columbus, Georgia. The Muscogee ETC includes classrooms and traditional office space. This ETC will provide youth with an incredible opportunity to continue their education by earning course credits towards a high school diploma or GED. DJJ held the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 29, 2019, and students began classes on June 17, 2019. FY2019 HIGHLIGHTS Caldwell RYDC Opening Facility Control Room Muscogee Education Transition Center 15

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICES The Division of Community Services is responsible for intake, case management, probation, detention planning, residential care, re-entry services, and aftercare supervision. In some areas of the state, the Department shares these services with county juvenile court staff. Intake is the entry point in which a youth is either diverted from or formally processed into the juvenile justice system. The Division has 96 Court Services Offices and includes the Office of Residential and Community-Based Services and the Office of Re-Entry Services. Intake (court admission process including Pl acement ADP PCT Share detention decision-making and diversion) Communit y 9,258 87.2% Secure detention alternatives (monitor the status of youth in detention and offer alternatives to judges) Non-secure detention (electronic monitoring Jai l 224 2.1% and group home placements) Probation supervision Resident ial 327 3.1% Commitment supervision RYDC 490 4.6% YDC 316 3.0% Residential placement (room, board, and watchful oversight and psychiatric residential treatment facilities for an average of more than, 369 youth per month) Interstate Compact for juveniles Tot al 10,615 100% Aftercare supervision and services for youth returning from YDCs and residential placements FY2019 Yout h Supervised Dail y by t he Division of Communit y Services 4.6% 3.0% RYDC YDC 3.1% Jai l 2.1% Resident ial 87.2% Communit y Dat a Discl aimers: - Communit y: Excludes juveniles with independent court case workers - Jail : Includes DOC, Jail, Secure Detention (SD), and Secure Commitment (SC) - Resident ial : Excludes third party vendors - RYDC: Includes DJJ case worker cases, and excludes superior court cases - YDC: Includes DJJ case worker cases 16

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICES The Division of Community Services uses several tools and evidenced-based programs to implement juvenile justice reform and improve the juvenile justice system. 1,881 Yout h Tracking Program - Tracking services provides intensive surveillance and monitoring allowing Yout h juvenile offenders to remain at home pending further court action. During FY2019, 1,881 youth were Tracked tracked with this program. Mul t i-Syst emic Therapy (MST) - An evidence-based and high-fidelity intensive treatment program to 1,016 address environmental systems impacting medium and high-risk juvenile offenders ages 12 to 17 with Part icipat ed lengthy delinquency histories and serious anti-social behavior. 1,623 High Int ensit y Team Supervision (HITS) - HITS is a community-based, in-home detention placement Sl ot s alternative for community-supervised youth. HITS involve team supervision strategies including housebound detention alternatives, electronic monitoring, curfew checks, drug and alcohol testing, crisis management, ESP and home, school, work, and office visits. DJJ's 42 HITS units have 1,623 slots for youth throughout the state. Georgia Int erst at e Compact f or Juvenil es (ICJ) -This unit processes incoming and outgoing supervision 336 transfers from other states. The Georgia ICJ unit also processes the return of runaways, accused Transf ers delinquents, absconders or escapees. In FY2019, the unit processed an average of 336 transfers of supervision cases monthly. Thinking f or a Change (T4C) - An evidence-based practice that includes social skills development, 182 cognitive restructuring and the development of problem-solving skills. In FY2019, T4C services were Compl et ed provided to 228 youth across 23 counties with 182 successful youth completions. Adul t det ent ion f acil it y monit oring - DJJ completes annual inspections at the 173 Georgia adult 173 detention facilities that temporarily hold or detain juveniles. Facil it ies 123 Funct ional Famil y Therapy (FFT) - An evidence-based intervention that involves Compl et ed short-term counseling in the home, working with family members and caregivers. During FY2019, 208 youth received FFT services in 53 counties with 123 successful youth completions. Aggression Repl acement Training (ART) - A cognitive-behavioral intervention program designed to 112 help aggressive adolescents ages 12 to 17 improve their social skill competence and moral reasoning, Compl et ed better manage anger and reduce aggressive behavior. In FY2019, ART services were provided to 136 youth across 13 counties with 112 successful youth completions. 91 Gang Prevent ion - The Division has provided specialized gang training to 91 employees to serve as Empl oyees Community Security Risk Group personnel. The group is designed to enhance the identification, tracking and support to DJJ gang-affiliated youth that enters the Georgia juvenile justice system. 17

DIVISION OF COMMUNITY SERVICES 2,276 Yout h Part icipat ed in Yout h-Cent ered Re-ent ry Team Meet ings: Re-entry specialists coordinate strategic case planning with youth and family facilitating continuity of care for adjudicated youth throughout their time within the juvenile justice system. From 2017 to 2018, family engagement increased by 4.91 percent and videoconferencing increased by 5.21 percent. Yout h At t ended Train-To-Gain Skil l s Cl ass and 27 Yout h Part icipat ed in Work-Based Learning (WBL): The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) and their vendor Easter Seals of East 27 Georgia are training youth at Augusta Youth Development Campus (YDC). Youth learn job readiness skills in the classroom and then enroll in WBL where they earn a $7.25 per hour training stipend for working on facility work details. The accumulated funds are loaded on a pay card and given to the youth upon release. Pay cards were distributed to 27 released youth in WBL in FY2019 with more than $30,400 in stipend earnings for the youth. $2,500 Parent hood Project -Support f or Yout h Who Are Parent s: Through a private citizen donation of $2,500 per year and donations from partners on the Parenthood Project: - Toy carts filled with toys (coloring books, puzzles, teddy bears, books, etc.) are in each of the YDCs for visiting youth to encourage more visitations from families by making the visitation environment more family friendly. - Project \"Angel Tree\" is provided through a partnership with Prison Fellowship where churches donate a Christmas gift to a youth's child in the youth's name. - The \"Nurturing Parenting\" skills class continues to be offered at Atlanta YDC through Prison Fellowship and DJJ is expanding the class to the Macon and Augusta YDCs. Col l aborat ions wit h Communit y and Corporat e Part ners: - Home Depot staff teaches an evidence-based job readiness curriculum at Atlanta YDC and DJJ is extending the partnership to additional YDCs. - Augusta Public Defender's Office teaches Movement 2 Success, a public speaking, debating, and self-advocacy curriculum at Augusta YDC. - Jobs for Georgia Graduates/ Department of Labor staff with support from AT&T, teach a job readiness curriculum at Macon YDC and is expanding to Eastman YDC. Communit y Resource Dat abase - Navigable map with 2,700 available community resources Prof essional Devel opment Conf erence - \"Accelerate Your Professional Growth\" Educat ion Transit ion Cent ers (ETCs) - ETCs in Bibb, Chatham, Muscogee and Richmond counties provide an alternative educational setting for youth with challenges re-entering public school or transitioning to their community. School -based supervision - DJJ collaborates with school districts at school-based supervision sites. DJJ monitors youth for important outcomes such as decreases in dropout rates, truancy, suspensions and expulsions and corresponding increases in grades and graduation rates. High school completion is closely correlated to achieving success as an adult and no further involvement in criminal activity. 18

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDS The Office of Professional Development and Standards provides basic and specialized training programs in support of DJJ?s mission of enhancing the safety, security and skills of staff and partners. The Office is responsible for the training of nearly all of the agency?s full and part-time staff, including Georgia POST-certified Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCOs), Juvenile Probation Officers (JPOs), POST-certified Juvenile Probation Parole Specialists (JPPSs), teachers, medical and mental health professionals, food service and custodial workers, and administrative staff. FY2019 Highl ight s Basic Ju ven ile Cor r ect ion al Of f icer Tr ain in g Changed the unit name from the Office of 700 2018 2019 Training to the Office of Professional 600 Development to reflect the continued 500 professional development of all employees 400 throughout their careers 300 200 Successfully launched ?Monthly Lunch and 100 Learn?training sessions at Central Office on a wide variety of topics 0 2017 Updated and increased the amount of Gang Awareness Training throughout the agency Basic Ju ven ile Pr obat ion Of f icer Tr ain in g Increased the amount of realistic 40 2018 2019 scenario-based training during the Basic 35 Juvenile Correctional Officer Training 30 course 25 15 Initiated community-based projects, Cadet 10 Teach Backs and the Peer Buddy System for all cadets attending mandated training 5 courses at the DJJ Academy 0 2017 Initiated a plan to place Human Trafficking Basic Communit y Services Training Awareness Training modules on the intranet 104 Gained approval and is in the process to 102 replace the outdated Training Resource 100 Information System with a state-of-the-art Learning Management System 98 96 Updated curriculum for leadership, 94 management, and supervision course 92 programs 90 88 Initiated a new Purchasing Review Training course that covers procedures for procuring 2017 and purchasing goods/ services Initiated a new Customer Service Training class that focused on the principles and standards of great customer service, while offering strategies for dealing with different customer types 2018 2019 19

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDS VICTIM SERVICES 5,400 Vict im Int eract ions Established in July 2012, DJJ?s victim services unit has helped to streamline the agency?s victim-related services and established a central location to identify, address and respond to legal requirements to meet the needs of victims of juvenile offenders. Annually, the Office of Victim and Volunteer Services participate in various events during April for National Child Abuse Month and National Victims Rights Week. The Office of Victim and Volunteer Services planted pinwheels at central office, community and detention facilities. The office also collaborated with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GA DOC) and DCS for Annual Victims Day in Augusta, Georgia. Community speakers are brought into the facilities to teach the youth about the long-reaching impact of crime on families and communities. The Office of Victim and Volunteer Services interacted with over 5,400 victims. Staff and community members were provided training on domestic sex trafficking, bullying prevention, child sexual abuse, and teen dating violence. These endeavors aim to provide outreach and prevent further victimization. The Of f ice of Vict im and Vol unt eer Services is commit t ed t o providing t imel y and responsibl e not if icat ion t o vict ims upon t he rel ease of a yout h f rom DJJ?s secure f acil it ies. 20

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDS VOLUNTEER SERVICES FY 2019 Highl ight s 380 ART LEARNING 138 TRACK PROGRAM ENRICHMENT PROGRAM Youth Youth Participated Participated Provides opportunities for artistic inspiration. Youth meet DJJ?s track program, ?Beat the Streets?, began over three weekly to gain skills and knowledge in various mediums to years ago with a partnership between DJJ and the Atlanta become familiar with different types of art and poetic Track Club. The program focuses on goal setting and expression and to grow socially. DJJ provides this program allows youth to develop team-building skills. DJJ offers in RYDCs and YDCs. Students in this program have had the program at Metro RYDC, Eastman, Macon, and Sumter the opportunity to have art displayed at the High Museum YDCs. of Art. $11.7k SPECIAL OLYMPICS LAW 94 GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN Youth Youth Participated Participated DJJ raised $11,670 to support disabled children and adults In partnership with the Girl Scouts of America, DJJ has a who compete in the Georgia Special Olympics. DJJ was in Girl Scout troop at Metro RYDC. Through this program, the top 10 fundraising departments. DJJ supporters took the youth became equipped with the life skills to make polar plunge, purchased merchandise, ran the final leg of positive choices that may lead to a better future. DJJ is the law enforcement torch run and volunteered at the expanding the program to the Aaron Cohn RYDC and games. Macon YDC. 82 MUSIC LESSONS PROGRAM 12 POP TALK Youth Youth Participated Participated This program is offered in RYDCs and YDCs facilities to This program is in collaboration with Georgia State allow youth to express their creativity through music. University Police officers and youth in RYDCs and YDCs. The 8-week program allows youth to speak with law enforcement officers about general law enforcement questions, social media and managing stress. DJJ offers the program at the Atlanta YDC and Marietta RYDC. Rescue to Restore (R2R): Rescue to Restore has received national recognition for its partnerships and innovative program to generate compassion and responsibility in DJJ?s youthful offenders. The R2R concept has been an effective process to provide youth with life skills while educating them on animal care. The therapy dog reading program assists struggling young readers through a targeted program in cooperation with education. DJJ offers the program at RYDCs, YDCs, and ETCs. 21

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STANDARDS ACA ACCREDITATION The American Correctional Association (ACA) is a membership organization that represents correctional professionals in the U.S., Canada and abroad. DJJ?s effort to attain ACA accreditation signifies a critical step to achieve long-term departmental goals by having agency policies aligned with nationally recommended standards. During FY2019, DJJ achieved ACA accreditation for Macon and Muscogee YDCs and Aaron Cohn, Macon and Rockdale RYDCs. Utilizing the ACA process shows that DJJ is open to future innovations that can lead to more historical changes in Georgia?s juvenile justice system. Reaching ACA accreditation can also lead to improved DJJ policies and procedures that help safeguard the life, health, and safety of DJJ staff, and the youth in the agency?s care and custody. ACA accreditation also promotes the training and treatment of juvenile offenders and the professional development of DJJ correctional staff. Additionally, certification helps develop partnerships with other correctional agencies for information-sharing and better mutual assistance. Georgia has gained a favorable national standing for its juvenile justice innovations. By monitoring practices, while measuring the outcome, DJJ will receive an objective ACA assessment and validation of agency accomplishments from internationally recognized experts in the field of juvenile corrections. FY2019 Accredit at ion Scores 100% Mandatory Standard Rockdale RYDC 99.5% Non Mandatory Standard January 2019 100% Mandatory Standard Macon RYDC 99.2% Non Mandatory Standard January 2019 100% Mandatory Standard Macon YDC 98.3% Non Mandatory Standard January 2019 100% Mandatory Standard Aaron Cohn RYDC 100% Non Mandatory Standard August 2019 100% Mandatory Standard Muscogee YDC 99.6% Non Mandatory Standard August 2019 22

OFFICE OF OMBUDSMAN The Office of the Ombudsman acts as a single point of contact for family members, advocates and other concerned citizens who are interested in reporting complaints on behalf of youth under supervision of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). The mission of the Ombudsman is5t2o2foster citizens' confidence in DJJ by promoting the principles of integrity, fairness, and accountability. The Ombudsman also provides the highest level of accountability and transparency for the youth who are placed under the supervision of the Department. In FY2019, the Office of the Ombudsman responded to 208 inquiries, 279 complaints and made 35 referrals for a total of 522 cases resolved. FY2018 FY2019 522 Inquiries- Questions posed by youth, the parent or concerned citizens that may not rise to the level of a problem but where they need a specific answer or reference. Ref erral s-Grievances, inquiries, or complaints that are not under the authority of the DJJ Ombudsman, which are referred to an external source for further action. Compl aint s- Grievances received from youth, parents, or concerned citizens. 23

DIVISION OF EDUCATION GEORGIA PREPARATORY ACADEMY The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is the 181st School District in the state of Georgia and is accredited by AdvancED. Georgia Preparatory Academy (GPA) is the middle school and high school within the DJJ School System. There are 30 GPA campuses across Georgia located in Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDCs), Youth Development Campuses (YDCs), and Education Transition Centers (ETCs). In addition to Georgia Preparatory Academy, an adult education program, Pathway to Success (GED), is offered to students who meet the minimum admission criteria. Students are provided instruction to prepare them for the Official GED Ready exam and the Official GED test. Local technical colleges administer Official GED tests on DJJ campuses. Once students have earned a high school diploma from a GPA or a GED diploma from the Pathway to Success Program, they enroll in the Connections Graduate Program (CGP). The CGP focuses on re-entry, work skills development and post-secondary options. Attending college is an option in the CGP for students who meet college admission criteria. Dist rict Enrol l ment FY2019 Grade Level 4000 3708 3000 2000 1000 1313 0 413 163 26 GED GEP/ CGP Elem en t ar y M iddle Sch ool High Sch ool 2.97% 7.4% Total 23.5% 66.2% EnTroolltmaenl t En r ollm en t M iddle Sch ool High Sch ool GED GEP/ CGP 4000 1274 3773 3000 2000 Special Edu cat ion Regu lar Edu cat ion 1000 0 24

DIVISION OF EDUCATION Dist rict Enrol l ment Grade Level by Facil it y Type 3184 YDYCDC 2% RYRDYDCC 14.6% ETECTC 1225 Total Enrollment 481 43 83.2% 26 67 21 135 220 58 139 Elem en t ar y 24 25

DIVISION OF SECURE DETENTION The Division of Secure Detention provides oversight and leadership for 19 Regional Youth Detention Centers (RYDCs) located throughout the state of Georgia ranging from 30 to 200-bed capacities. The RYDCs are secure short-term centers for youth awaiting court to enter the community, placement in the community or long-term facilities serving youthful of f enders. FY 2019 RYDC Mont hl y Admissions FY 2019 RYDC Rel eases Year Mont h Number of % Tot al Year Mont h Number of % Tot al Admissions Admissions Rel eases Rel eases 2018 Jul y 617 7.08% 2018 Jul y 684 7.55% 2018 Aug. 771 8.84% 2018 Aug. 758 8.36% 2018 Sept . 735 8.43% 2018 Sept . 739 8.15% 2018 Oct . 779 8.94% 2018 Oct . 831 9.17% 2018 Nov. 751 8.61% 2018 Nov. 815 8.99% 2018 Dec. 627 7.19% 2018 Dec. 694 7.66% 2019 Jan. 788 9.04% 2019 Jan. 762 8.41% 2019 Feb. 700 8.03% 2019 Feb. 712 7.85% 2019 Mar. 768 8.81% 2019 Mar. 803 8.86% 2019 Apr. 801 9.19% 2019 Apr. 771 8.51% 2019 May 763 8.75% 2019 May 835 9.21% 2019 June 618 7.09% 2019 June 661 7.29% Tot al 8,718 100% Tot al 9,065 100% 26

DIVISION OF SECURE DETENTION The following charts list the most serious offense by population, age, and gender at all RYDCs for FY2019. The most serious classifications offenses include: - Viol ent: assault, murder, and rape - Propert y: burglary and car theft - Publ ic Order: participation in criminal street gang activity, giving false statements, concealment of facts, terroristic threats, violation of bond or contempt of court - St at us of Of f ense: runaways, alcohol possession, tobacco possession, revocation of probation, illegal loitering, and bullying *VOP is a violation of probation. *VOAC is a violation of aftercare. *VOAP is a violation of an alternate plan. FY2019 RYDC Popu lat ion by Of f en se by M ost ser iou s of f en se ( age an d gen der ) Gender: Mal e OFFENSE Age 16 17 CLASSIFICATION 10 11 12 13 14 15 18 19 20 21 22 1 Viol ent 3 25 81 179 315 477 497 129 23 11 3 10 2 1 Propert y 1 2 19 76 195 349 517 418 84 1 1 11 41 Publ ic Order 1 17 44 85 101 156 121 25 2 1 47 19 4 Viol ent Sex 1 7 27 56 74 93 83 25 VOP/ VOAC/ VOAP 2 7 18 54 88 78 23 Grand Tot al 1 8 75 251 573 987 1,506 1,381 319 Gender: Female Age OFFENSE CLASSIFICATION 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Viol ent 19 37 68 123 134 111 17 1 21 Propert y 3 17 36 67 121 71 19 2 Publ ic Order 16 19 39 57 66 49 14 1 St at us 5 16 24 45 29 23 1 VOP/ VOAC/ VOAP 4 9 21 27 26 15 Grand Tot al 2 20 85 181 307 425 319 95 5 21 27

DIVISION OF SECURE CAMPUSES The Division of Secure Campuses is responsible for the daily management of the Department?s seven Youth Development Campuses (YDCs) for youth who have been committed to the custody of DJJ for long-term services and treatments. YDC Yout h Services Educat ion Famil y Visit at ion Food Services Heal t h Ment al Heal t h Services Resident Counsel ing Subst ance Abuse Unit s Sex Of f ender Treat ment Vocat ional Programming The following chart displays a monthly count of committed The following chart displays the number of juveniles juveniles admitted into a DJJ long-term Youth Development released from a Youth Development Campus (YDC) to Campus (YDC) in 2019. the community, on a monthly basis in 2019, after serving their juvenile commitment. FY2019 YDC Admissions FY2019 YDC Rel eases To Communit y Year Mont h Number of % of Tot al Year Mont h Number of % of Tot al Admissions Admissions Admissions Admissions 2018 Jul y 72 10.45% 2018 Jul y 66 9.55% 2018 Aug. 61 8.83% 2018 Aug. 38 5.52% 2018 Sept . 61 8.83% 2018 Oct . 76 11.00% 2018 Sept . 63 9.14% 2018 Nov. 54 7.81% 2018 Dec. 51 7.38% 2018 Oct . 84 12.19% 2019 Jan. 60 8.68% 2019 Feb. 51 7.38% 2018 Nov. 80 11.61% 2019 Mar. 89 12.88% 2019 Apr. 45 6.51% 2018 Dec. 39 5.66% 2019 May 38 5.50% 2019 Jan. 52 7.55% 2019 June 39 5.64% 2019 Feb. 41 5.95% 2019 Mar. 78 11.32% 2019 Apr. 44 6.39% 2019 May 55 7.98% 2019 June 43 6.24% Tot al 689 100% Tot al 691 100.00% 28

DIVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES The Division of Support Services (DSS) is responsible for the Office of Chaplaincy Services, the Office of Nutrition and Food Services, (ONFS), the Office of Classification and Transportation Services (OCATS), Office of Behavioral Health Services (OBHS), medical and dental services. The Division provides these to youth housed in all 26 secure facilities (RYDCs and YDCs) across the state. OFFICEOF CHAPLAINCY SERVICES The Office of Chaplaincy Services supports the Department of Juvenile Justice's mission by ensuring First Amendment Rights to religious freedom, expression and resources which includes pastoral care to youth and staff through spiritual guidance, support, crisis intervention and religious education. OFFICEOF NUTRITION AND FOOD SERVICES The Office of Nutrition and Food Services (ONFS) provides nutritionally sound menus that meet USDA guidelines for the National School Meal Programs, offer variety and flavor, and are prepared utilizing food safe practices. The primary focuses of ONFS includes providing youth with nutritionally balanced meals and snacks that meet USDA guidelines, participating in USDA National breakfast, lunch, and Afterschool Care Programs, allowing DJJ to receive federal reimbursement for these meals, and promoting farm-to-school initiatives and Georgia Grown foods through school gardens and serving locally grown products. FY 2019 Fact s and Figures - Total meals served ? 1,368,577 - Total snacks served ? 1,343,313 - Total USDA reimbursement - $2,468,642.10 OFFICEOF CLASSIFICATION AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES In the FY2019, the Office of Transportation provided 3,408 safe and secure transports of youth between the 26 secure facilities to medical appointments, vocational programs, Interstate Compact details, GPA graduation, Commissioner?s Youth Council, Tattoo Removal, and medical/ dental appointments. OCATS is responsible for ensuring the appropriate classification and stratification of youth for T ot al placements. OCATS reviews court orders associated with all youth at the 19 Regional Youth Dri v en Detention Center (RYDC) populations and seven Youth Development Campus (YDC) populations M i l es: to establish release dates. 534,061 The Assessment and Classification Staff (ACS) are responsible for conducting a multi-disciplinary meeting and administering assessment tools upon commitment. CLASSIFICATION FISCAL YEAR 2019 Youth were reviewed Youth were reviewed and Youth were processed for and classified for classified for alternative short-term placement (STP) long-term YDC placements and secure probation sanctions 29 551

DIVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES OFFICEOF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES The Office of Behavioral Health Services (OBHS) manages and administers the behavioral health service programs in all DJJ facilities. These services include mental health, general counseling and case management, sexually harmful behaviors treatment and substance abuse treatment. OBHS provides services and programs that adhere to current best practices and meet the identified needs of the youth in our care. All services offered to youth adhere to current best practices and meet the identified needs of the youth in DJJ secure facilities, utilizing evidence-based interventions. Services offered are driven through individualized treatment and service plans that are developed for each youth. FY2019 Popul at ion and Ment al Heal t h Casel oad Program Adm i ssi ons Avg. Dail y Avg. Dail y Avg. % Casel oad 72.3% Yout h Devel opment Campus (YDC) 521 382 277 Regional Yout h Det ent ion Cent er (RYDC) 8173 870 427 49.10% Diagnost ic Charact erist ics of Yout h on Ment al Heal t h Casel oad Comparison of Det ent ion Cent ers & Yout h Devel opment Campuses* 100% RYDC 75% YDC 50% 25% 80% 66% 66% 52% 54% 48% 35% 37% 44% 42% 34% 31% 26% 14% 0% Im pulsive-Conduct Subst ance Use ADHD/ Act ion Depr essive Par en t Ch ild Tr au m a Sleep-Wak e Relat ion sh ip Pr oblem *Categories do not add up to 100% because youth can have multiple diagnosis. Subst ance Abuse Treat ment (Facil it y) Sex Of f ender Resident ial Subst ance Abuse Treat ment Treat ment 172 Youth ID YDC identified as having significant substance abuse issues and referred for Yout h 168 Youth served in DJJ RSAT services. received Programming 164 sex 168 Youth served in residential substance abuse of f ender 131 Youth were new to the program. treatment programs. services. 78 Youth completed the program. 30

DIVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES DSM-5 Diagnosis RYDC YDC Impul si ve-Conduct 66% 80% Substance Use 52% 66% ADHD/ Autism Spectrum 48% 54% Depressive 35% 37% Parent Child Relationship 34% 44% Trauma 31% 42% Sl eep-Wake 14% 26% Bipolar and Related Disorders 8% 6% Anxiety Disorders 8% 5% Schizophrenia Spectrum and 2% 2% Personality Disorders 1% 5% OFFICEOF HEALTH SERVICES The Office of Health Services provides clinical and administrative oversight in medical care, nursing, physician and advanced practice providers, pharmacy, laboratory and radiology services through a contract with Augusta University/ Department of Correctional Healthcare-Juvenile Health. Sick Cal l s FY2018 FY2019 This is the Nurse Heal t h 18,984 15,823 3-day Number Chronic Care 9,506 8,234 Required from Dent al 8,835 8,733 Physical Exams 6,185 6,034 COMPSTAT 6,129 5,049 report Dent al Exams 5,027 5,403 31

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