April 2013: News Flash From The Department Of Juvenile Justice

Commissioner Avery D. Niles confirmed the appointments of Mr. Fred E. Stephens and Mr. Dick Yarbrough to the Georgia Board of Juvenile Justice.

Mr. Dick Yarbrough is a retired vice president of BellSouth Corporation. He also served as a Managing Director of Atlanta’s 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. “Dick” Yarbrough is best known as one of the state’s most popular and widely read syndicated newspaper columnists.

He is a University of Georgia graduate and past president of the National Alumni Association.  Yarbrough and his wife, Jane, have two children, three grandchildren and one great-grandson. They reside in Atlanta. As DJJ’s newest Board Member, Yarbrough was appointed by Governor Deal to represent Congressional District 11.

Yarbrough said, ‘I know juvenile justice reform has long been a priority for Governor Deal and the Georgia Legislature and I appreciate this opportunity to serve on the Board. I am looking forward to working with Commissioner Avery Niles and DJJ’s 4,000 men and women across the state in their mission to help juvenile offenders become productive citizens.  I can think of nothing more important to the future of our state than this effort to rehabilitate these young lives.”

Governor Deal appointed Mr. Fred E. Stephens of Cleveland, Georgia to represent the Board’s Ninth Congressional District.  Stephens currently serves as an Assistant Chief of Police of Field Operations for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.