Department of Juvenile Justice adds an ombudsman's office

Department of Juvenile Justice adds an ombudsman's office

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is adding an ombudsman's office in an effort to better serve young people in custody.

Commissioner Avery D. Niles said in a news release that the new office of the ombudsman is part of a restructuring to comply with best practices under the state's recent juvenile justice reform law.

Niles said the office will provide a neutral party to objectively and impartially review complaints and allegations.

Inquiries and complaints can be submitted by email or by phone.

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