The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) hosted a graduation ceremony for seven new community service officers and three new probation officers on Friday, July 30, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia. Shrease Fuller of Douglas graduated as a probation officer and was named Class Leader for Class 020.
“Our probation officers and community services specialists supervise our justice-involved youth in the field by supplying supportive counseling and case management,” said DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. “I am grateful for their dedication and commitment to justice-involved youth we serve.”
Basic Community Services Training (BCST) is a 200-hour course that provides new Juvenile Probation Parole Specialists the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their duties in support of the DJJ mission. Basic Juvenile Probation Officer Training (BJPOT) is a 280-hour training program designed to meet the requirements established by DJJ and the Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Council.
The graduating classes represent staff from five Georgia counties, with members from Habersham, Houston, Treutlen, Early and Coffee. Community Support Specialist Krista Scott was the “Honor Graduate” for BJCST Class 026.
BCST Class #026 Graduates:
- Parker Bates, Clarkesville, Ga.
- Keundrea Fields, Kathleen, Ga.
- Teyundra Hamilton, Soperton, Ga
- Nikki Hymes-Kiesel, Utica, N.Y
- Judith McCarty-Munai, Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Shanice Salkey, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- Krista Scott, Fairbanks, AK
BJPOT Class #020 Graduates:
- Shakeria Dunwood, Blakely, Ga.
- Shrease Fuller, Douglas, Ga.
- John Jones Jr., Laurel, Miss.