Gov. Nathan Deal announced Friday that he has appointed Hall County Warden Avery Niles to the state Board of Juvenile Justice. The appointment is for a five-year term.
“This board has an important mission to turn misguided children into responsible adults, and I will work hard to help the Department of Juvenile Justice accomplish that mission,” Niles said in a news release from Hall County.
The board provides leadership in developing programs to successfully rehabilitate juvenile delinquents and unruly children committed to the state’s custody. Board members also provide guidance to the commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Before serving as warden of the Hall County Correctional Institution, Niles, a Clermont resident, was commander of the Hall County Detention Center and worked more than two decades in the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
He is the third vice president of the Georgia Prison and Warden’s Association and a trustee of the Gainesville College Foundation Board.
He is a member of the North Georgia Investigator’s Association, the National Sheriff’s Association, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and the Peace Officers Association of Georgia.