Weekly Update August 2, 2019

Tyrone Oliver appointed DJJ Commissioner

DJJ Commissioner Tyrone Oliver is a long-time resident of Newton County, Georgia and was appointed to his position on July 25, 2019. In 1999, Commissioner Oliver began his law enforcement career with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office as a detention officer. After becoming a Deputy Sheriff, Commissioner Oliver was promoted to Sergeant and later Lieutenant. He was given the opportunity to work for several different divisions, allowing him the versatility to effectively and successfully serve the community.

His law enforcement career with Newton County has included work for Uniform Patrol, Community Outreach, the East Metro Drug Enforcement Team, Criminal Investigations, the Special Investigations Unit, and the Crime Suppression Unit. He also served as the Public Information Officer. Commissioner Oliver was one of the first to be hired for the Brookhaven Police Department when the new city formed in 2013. He was hired as a Sergeant and later promoted to Lieutenant. He served as the Assistant Commander of Internal Affairs and Criminal Investigations.

On January 8, 2016, Commissioner Oliver was officially named Chief of Police for the City of Social Circle after a long, competitive process. In November 2018, he was designated by the City of Social Circle as Deputy City Manager.

Commissioner Oliver is a graduate of Columbus State University’s Law Enforcement Professional Management Program. He successfully completed Leadership Newton County and Walton County, the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Program and Leadership Trilogy Program, and Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange to Israel (GILEE). Oliver is also an active member in the Social Circle Rotary Club, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Commissioner Oliver is serving currently as a board member for A Child Voice Advocacy Center Inc., Communities in Schools Walton County, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, and Leadership Walton Alumni Association.

DJJ Organization



Mental Health Ethics and the Provision of Telemental Services: A Detailed Overview for Mental Health Clinicians

Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J. W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 9:00am - 4:30pm  
Program Description:This six-hour program on the ethics of providing telemental health services will provide the mental health clinician will a detailed overview of the challenges of providing distance services, including the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base and skill sets for protecting client privacy and confidentiality under state and Federal laws and statutes, including HIPAA, the Hi-Tech Act and the Final Omnibus Rule of March 2013. This program will fulfill the requirements for 6 hours of training in Telemental Health under GA Composite Board Rule 135-11-.01.  
Presenter: Charlie Safford, LCSW 
CEUs: 6 CEUS including ethics
►revised Location:   Hillside, 1301 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Please allow a few extra minutes to park and clear Hillside admission protocols - entrance code required)

Cost for training and lunch: $85 (TG members receive complimentary registration--email office@gahsc.org to request code.)  link to registration 
Contact office@gahsc.org

Upcoming (updated 5/15/19)

9/24/2019          Cultural Competence
10/8/2019          Effective Supervision
12/3/2019          LBGTQ 101


Caregiver Lunch and Learn
August 27 - MAAC office - link to flyer


Georgia Conference on Children and Families 
October 28-30, 2019 - Marriott Augusta

►new Conference Watch July 30, 2019 - 2019 GCCF Awards Applications [
archived list]


Daily Update August 1, 2019 - EPAC Region Map
Daily Update July 31, 2019 - Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Planning for the state of Georgia
Member Update July 30, 2019 - Christian City hires new chief executive officer

GA+SCORE e-blasts (RBWO Providers):

Aug 1, 2019 Anthem IT Apprenticeship Program - October 2019


Archived:  TG Salary Survey:  The 2016 survey is now closed.  Click here to view results (You will need to download the document and open it to view all of the columns.)


Please note Together Georgia has a Job Bank to which TG members may post notices on the website at www.togetherga.net.   The system is new and members will need to log in with username and password that was previously provided to member agency directors. (Username is the first initial and last name of agency director; password, if forgotten may be reset - reset will go to the agency director's inbox. )


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2019 Georgia Conference on Children and Families October 28-30, 2019 at Marriott Augusta
2020 Together Georgia Day at the Capitol January 29, 2020
2020 Executive Retreat April 16 & 17, 2020 at Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge

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