- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice officials say they’re launching a citizens’ academy to help educate citizens about juvenile justice reforms in the state.

Officials say the five-week workshops are scheduled to begin Oct. 23 and are being held at youth development campuses throughout the state.

Organizers say the citizens’ academy will offer participants a glimpse into the Department of Juvenile Justice’s operational and administrative functions.

Officials say a scheduled for future citizens’ academies is being developed and participation will be limited to 20 local citizens in each academy.

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