ATLANTA (AP) — The Department of Juvenile Justice has named a new deputy commissioner for secure facilities.
Commissioner Avery D. Niles announced that former Floyd County Prison warden Jeffrey Chandler will fill the post. Niles says Chandler has experience guiding progressive change and working in local justice reinvestment and re-entry efforts.
Chandler was appointed warden in Floyd County in February 2009 and opened the county's work release center the following year.
Niles says Chandler's experience will help the agency continue to try to meet the goals of the state's new juvenile justice reform law.
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