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Avery Niles


Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery Niles leads a workforce of more than 4,000 state juvenile corrections employees working in 28 facilities and 92 court services offices, engaged in the restorative justice of more than 22,000 Georgia...

Greg Dozier

Board Member

Gregory C. Dozier serves as the Commissioner of The Georgia Department of Corrections. Gregory is intrinsically involved in the day-to-day operations of the fifth largest Department of Corrections in the nation. In December 2016, he was appointed...

Kevin Little

Board Member

Kevin Little was elected Chairman of the Walton County Board of Commissioners in 2000 and is currently in his fourth term. Kevin has lived in Walton County all of his life. He graduated from Monroe Area High School and Georgia College in...

Sonja Fillingame

Board Member

Sonja Fillingame was appointed by the Mayor and City Council of Union City as City Manager to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations of the City. Her current responsibilities include working closely with municipal departments and staff to ensure...

Mike Yeager

Board Member

Sheriff Mike Yeager is a lifelong resident of Coweta County, living in the Moreland Community. He is married to Beverly Yeager, retired Principal of Moreland Elementary School, and they have two children: Kirby, a graduate of Auburn University, and...

Judy Fitzgerald

Board Member

Judy Fitzgerald was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Governor Nathan Deal in 2016. She has been with DBHDD since 2012, previously serving in the roles of Chief of Staff...

Brian Owens

Board Member

Brian Owens is Vice Chairman of the Parole Board. He was appointed to the State Board of Pardons and Paroles on February 1, 2015, by Governor Nathan Deal. The former commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections began his career as a parole...

Terry Barnard

Board Member

Terry E. Barnard is the Chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Mr. Barnard was elected Chairman for FY 2019. It is his fourth term as Chairman as he previously served in the position from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2017. Mr. Barnard also...

Tom C. Rawlings

Board Member

Rawlings is the director of the Office of the Child Advocate. He was the first full-time juvenile court judge in the Middle Judicial Circuit and oversaw juvenile justice and child protection cases in five counties. Rawlings was the country director...

Steve Queen

Board Member

Steve Queen is Director of Field Services for CSRA Probation Services, Inc. In this capacity Mr. Queen is responsible for the supervision of over 150 employees serving over 120 Georgia courts. Mr. Queen has over 25 years of experience as a...


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