Juvenile Justice Center to open Macon

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon Bibb officials are celebrating the opening of the Thomas Jackson Juvenile Justice Center with a ribbon cutting. 

The center, funded using penny sales tax dollars, is located on Oglethorpe Street. 

The Juvenile Court used to be in a small quarter of the Court House. But now, all of the organizations working together on this project are going to be able to flourish, according to Sheriff David Davis.

Some of the organizations involved in this facility are The District Attorney’s Office, The Sheriff’s Office, The Department of Juvenile Justice, and DFACS.

District Attorney, David Cooke, said the organizations are going to work together as a team to make sure young people who are on the wrong track, get toward the right track.

Cooke described the center as a “one stop shop” for juvenile court cases with every stakeholder under one roof.

He believes collaborative effort is the key to making a difference.

Officials hope this facility puts people on a path to success. They want to touch lives and continue to promote a sense of collaboration in the Macon-Bibb Community.

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