Taylor reelected chair of Juvenile Justice Board

Published 9:00 am Saturday, August 26, 2023

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Troup County Solicitor Sandra Heath Taylor has been reelected to chair the state Board of Juvenile Justice.

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) announced on Thursday the reelection of Taylor as Board Chair of the Board of Juvenile Justice. Taylor will lead the department’s 15-member board, which works to establish the agency’s general policy.

Taylor’s reelection was confirmed during the DJJ July meeting. She will serve a third two-year term as board chair.

“I am honored to continue serving in my role as board chair,” Taylor said. “I remain devoted to positively impacting the lives of DJJ youth and ensuring they obtain the education and skills they need to become thriving citizens.”

The Board of Juvenile Justice consists of professionals, attorneys, law enforcement, public servants and others who work to improve the juvenile justice system in Georgia and provide leadership in developing programs to rehabilitate juvenile offenders.

Board of Juvenile Justice members are appointed by the governor. Taylor has been a Board of Juvenile Justice member since 2004.

Taylor was appointed Troup County Solicitor General by Gov. Brian Kemp in 2019 following the appointment of former solicitor Nina Markette Baker’s appointment to the Superior Court of the Coweta Judicial Circuit.

She was later elected to remain in office in 2020. Taylor had previously served for six years as Assistant Solicitor.

“I thank Chair Sandra Heath Taylor for her commitment to the Department of Juvenile Justice,” said Commissioner Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb.

“I look forward to continuing to work alongside her in our mission to transform and rehabilitate the young lives in our care.”