by Fulton Watch
(Decatur, GA) – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) held a graduation ceremony for 56 newly trained Juvenile Correctional Officer (JCO) cadets on Friday, May 17, at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Ga. The cadets have joined the ranks of other JCOs at DJJ secure facilities across the state.


“Our Juvenile Correctional Officers work to ensure a safe and secure environment for rehabilitating and transforming the young lives we serve,” said DJJ Commissioner Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb. “I am thankful for these new officers’ commitment to helping justice-involved youth take steps towards a bright future.”


Basic Juvenile Correctional Officer Training (BJCOT) is a 200-hour comprehensive program that provides basic skills training in security practices and procedures. To complete the program, a cadet must meet established standards on written examinations that evaluate cognitive knowledge and performance-oriented studies.


The graduates are assigned to a DJJ detention center or development campus in Bibb, Chatham, Clayton, Cobb, Crisp, Dalton, Dodge, DeKalb, Evans, Floyd, Fulton, Hall, Laurens, Muscogee, Richmond, Rockdale, Thomas, Ware, and Wilkes counties.



Here is a list of BJCOT Class #268 graduates and their hometowns:


Graduates Hometowns
  1. Harold Anderson
Miami, Fla.
  1. Matthew Barnhill
Waycross, Ga.
  1. Brandon Battle
Clearwater, Fla.
  1. Jakeia Brooks
Fort Pierce, Fla.
  1. Brice Buchhorn
Stephenville, Texas
  1. Raven Christopher
Thomasville, Ga.
  1. Christopher Coleman
Atlanta, Ga.
  1. Arianna Daniels
Marietta, Ga.
  1. Re’iyces Daniely
Macon, Ga.
  1. Charles Davis
Atlanta, Ga.
  1. Kirk Dunham
Chicago, Ill.
  1. Jakyra Edmundson
Rome, Ga.
  1. Jamal Evans
Atlanta, Ga.
  1. Natasha Farinha
  1. Lovely Foster
Columbus, Ga.
  1. Antonio Francis
Belle Glade, Fla.
  1. Ashlee Funderburk
St. Petersburg, Fla.
  1. Felicia Gladmon
Atlanta, Ga.
  1. Brock Gonyea
Cartersville, Ga.
  1. Asia Harris
Atlanta, Ga.
  1. Nikki Haynes
Milledgeville, Ga.
  1. Kristian Hearns
New Jersey
  1. Bre’shayla Heggs
Sandersville, Ga.
  1. Chekeira Hicks
Savannah, Ga.
  1. Jakayla Hodnett
  1. Dreammer Jefferies
Stone Mountain, Ga.
  1. Tramaya Kemp
Augusta, Ga.
  1. Kevin Klingman
Snellville, Ga.
  1. Shenna Little
New York, N.Y.
  1. Lorna Louden
New Jersey
  1. Mikia Martin
Eastman, Ga.
  1. Julian Mata
Hanford, Ca.
  1. Ke’Ontay McRae
Milan, Ga.
  1. Reeva Money
Rome, Ga.
  1. Chanquilla Nelson
Atlanta, Ga.
  1. William Ortiz-Santiago
Ponce, Puerto Rico
  1. Lavieanna Payton
Miami, Fla.
  1. Shenieka Peele
West Palm Beach, Fla.
  1. Amara Peters
Columbus, Ohio
  1. Samantha Ranew
Statesboro, Ga.
  1. Shania Richardson
Claxton, Ga.
  1. Cristobal Romero
Crescent City, Calif.
  1. Rushanna Roper
New York, N.Y.
  1. Samira Ruffin
St. Petersburg, Fla.
  1. Chan-tay Smith
Columbus, Ga.
  1. Shanaya Smith
  1. Vernée Smith
Atlanta, Ga.
  1. Kathleen Taylor
  1. Vernon Taylor
Grenada, West Indies
  1. Tarique Thomas
Columbus, Ga.
  1. Thomas Usischon
New York, N.Y.
  1. Caleb Walkey
Dalton, Ga.
  1. Daja Washington
Dublin, Ga.
  1. Devin Williams
Tallahassee, Fla.
  1. Michelle Williams
Miami, Fla.
  1. Briasia Young
Marietta, Ga.


Published by: Amanda K.

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