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DJJ bill could seal reports of staff misconduct

DJJ bill could seal reports of staff misconduct
March 20, 2013 --

March 20, 2013 — Allegations of wrongdoing in the state’s juvenile prisons could be sealed from public view under a bill considered today by a House subcommittee. Witnesses for the state Department of Juvenile Justice said the bill was intended to protect children in custody from retaliation for reporting gang or other criminal activity. The current version of the bill, though, makes no mention of gangs or juvenile crime. Rather, it would exempt from disclosure “the information provided by children who report abuses or wrongdoing in the juvenile justice system.”

Feb. 23

February 23, 2012 --

DFCS acknowledges wrongdoing in child’s death Group: APS scandal cost taxpayers $10 million Court clerks’ passport profit examined Defense: Cobb DA outsourced prosecution to Glock Advocates seek lobbyist spending bill Bill would allow charging legal fees for Open Records requests Dozens of day care providers overcharging the state Dunwoody probes city council leak Wilcox Co. […]

Nov. 9

November 9, 2011 --

Fulton school board prez didn’t know of abuse because she didn’t read investigative report Three more Eagle Raid officers appeal punishment Audit: “Manipulated’ records at Columbus real estate law firm American Cancer Society: Where does your money go? Former Gwinnett judge surrenders law license Fulton jail ex-deputy pleads guilty over bribes Prosecutor clears Greene Co. […]

March 30

March 30, 2010 --

Deal: Complaint part of political conspiracy Telecom, PSC bills survive Earthlink to pay $3.7M to settle suit over early termination fees Casey Cagle may have some explaining to do Homeless liaison’s salary under fire Audit clears Gainesville schools of wrongdoing

Investigating the investigators: How House ethics panel works

Investigating the investigators: How House ethics panel works
March 12, 2010 --

By MARIAN WANG/ProPublica Tickle fights vs. groping. Salty language vs. sexual harassment. For those who’ve been following the media circus around ex-Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY), there’s been quite a lot to follow. Nonetheless, on Wednesday the House ethics committee closed its investigation into Massa, claiming his resignation rendered any findings “irrelevant” and put him “outside […]

July 27

July 27, 2009 --

State audit charges financial wrongdoing at DOT Former rep. Jamieson indicted for tax evasion