(ATLANTA) Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles announced Governor Nathan Deal’s newest appointed board member Judge Lisa Colbert on Feb. 26, 2016.
Colbert is a Chatham County juvenile court judge and served as an assistant county attorney for Chatham County. She also served as a staff attorney to the Chatham County Superior Court and also sat on the board for the Savannah – Chatham County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.
Her extensive experience includes chairing the Savannah – Chatham Public School Systems Internal Audit Committee and service in the Georgia Air National Guard. The esteemed judge earned a law degree from the University of Georgia and a bachelor’s degree from Savannah State University.
DJJ Board Members provide leadership and guidance in an advisory capacity to Commissioner Niles. The 15 members represent each Congressional District in the state to help improve Georgia’s juvenile justice system.
“We’re pleased with the Governor’s selection and the experience this new Board Member will bring to our critical tasks,” said Commissioner Niles. “Judge Colbert brings new energy to the Board and we welcome her to face the many challenges with us that come with Georgia’s juvenile justice reforms. I can think of nothing more important to our communities and the future of our state than our collective efforts to help Georgia’s juvenile offenders become productive citizens.”
Colbert and husband Eldries reside in Savannah with their three kids.
Governor Deal and Commissioner Niles share a common interest of consistently improving the DJJ. With a special emphasis on reducing juvenile crime rates both work diligently to provide the best possible resources.
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