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08/03/04

Juvenile Justice Forum

Unfortunately, too many young people get caught up in a life of crime, ending up in the juvenile justice system. Today, state and county leaders heard from an expert on treating difficult adolescents, Dr. Scott Sells.

Dr. Sells discussed ways the Georgia juvenile justice system could be revamped, saving taxpayers money and helping children in the process.

Local officials are also considering adding a new juvenile judge position. "The more judges we have, the more time they can spend dealing with the children in front of them on an individualized basis," said Sen. Eric Johnson (R-Savannah).

Savannah mayor Otis Johnson, chief of police Dan Flynn, and Sen. Regina Thomas (D-Savannah) were among the many people attending the juvenile justice forum.

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com

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