photo/ Jay Minor Sheriff Donnie Craig with Gov. Nathan Deal as he is sworn in as president
of the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes.
Pickens Sheriff Donnie Craig has been named the president of the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes. He was sworn in at a ceremony by Gov. Nathan Deal in July.
The Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes operate five facilities around the state and are capable of housing 75 kids.
Craig said there is a regular misunderstanding that the youth homes take delinquent kids. In fact, they provide care for abandoned, abused and neglected children. The homes were first opened in 1960 after sheriffs across the state saw a growing problem with kids lacking a safe place to go.
Craig said working through these homes to help kids is something he is especially dedicated to. The Pickens Sheriff’s Jeepfest, started by Craig as a fundraiser for the homes, is one example of how the local sheriff is making an impact statewide for the benefit of the homes.
Go to the homes’ website, www.georgiasheriffsyouth.org, for more information.