Decatur, GA – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is pleased to announce that Commissioner Tyrone Oliver has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA). Commissioner Oliver will be one of four Regional Representatives and Chair of the South Region for CJJA.
The CJJA was formed to improve local juvenile correctional services, programs and practices, so the youths within the systems succeed when they return to the community. The CJJA provides national leadership and leadership development for the individuals responsible for the juvenile justice systems. CJJA fulfills its mission through educational activities and programs, as well as research and technical assistance projects.
“I am honored to be chosen to be part of the leadership for the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators,” Oliver said in a press release. “The work being done at CJJA to improve best practices and programs will not only help our DJJ youth in Georgia but those in juvenile justice systems across the nation.”
During the announcement of his appointment, CJJA President Lisa Bjergaard made note that Oliver’s “knowledge, expertise, and vision will be invaluable in helping the Board of Directors guide the CJJA and continue its mission.”
Appointed Commissioner of DJJ in July 2019 by Governor Brian P. Kemp, Oliver is responsible for the daily operation of the multi-faceted agency of more than 3,500 employees that holds youthful offenders accountable for their actions through probation supervision and secure detention.
Oliver is a 20-year veteran of law enforcement and a graduate of Columbus State University’s Law Enforcement Professional Management Program, the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, FBI Leadership Trilogy, and attended the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange to Israel. A long-time resident of Newton County, Georgia, Oliver is married to Aimee and has five children and one granddaughter. He is active in his community, serving as a board member with several youth-focused organizations.
Prior to his appointment as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Oliver was the Social Circle police chief.