Georgia DJJ's Joe Vignati Commends NCCD at Juvenile Justice Hearing

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Georgia DJJ's Joe Vignati Commends NCCD at Juvenile Justice Hearing

June 23, 2017 | by NCCD

Assistant Commissioner Joe Vignati of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice acknowledged NCCD for its help in moving forward his state’s juvenile justice reform at a hearing before the US House Judiciary Committee. During his June 22 testimony, Vignati urged the use of validated risk assessments when making decisions that affect system-involved young people. He specifically mentioned NCCD’s validation of Georgia’s assessment that guides the appropriate placement of youth. Read Vignati’s full testimony here; learn more about the hearing titled “Juvenile Justice Reform in the Modern Era” here.