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June 7, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General

Juvenile Justice Commission
- Howard L. Beyer, Executive Director


Sharon Lauchaire


Browns Mills Resident Honored
Arthur Jackson Named JJC Correction Officer of the Year

2005 Correction Officer of the Year Arthur Jackson
2005 Correction Officer of the Year Arthur Jackson (third from left)



EWING - The New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) recently honored Arthur Jackson as one of five 2005 Correction Officer of the Year recipients. Senior Correction Officer (SCO) Jackson was cited for his professionalism and dedication.

After 24 years of service in the United States Army, Arthur Jackson retired with the rank of First Sergeant. He decided to continue in public service and assist youth. SCO Jackson began his employment with the JJC in May 1997 at New Jersey Training School, the JJC’s largest facility for delinquent juvenile males. In June 1998, he received a promotion to Senior Correction Officer. SCO Jackson is assigned to the Juvenile Reception and Assessment Center located in Bordentown. SCO Jackson is married to Shirley and they have three children, Rose, Natalie and Colleen. He is also active in his community and volunteers at a Trenton area shelter.

“Through his professionalism on the job and his commitment to his community, Senior Correction Officer Arthur Jackson has proven to be a role model and mentor for the juvenile residents in JJC facilities as well for young people in his community," said Howard L. Beyer, Executive Director of the Juvenile Justice Commission. "The JJC is committed to realizing the potential of the youth in its care and helping them change the direction of their futures. Our dedicated and experienced law enforcement staff play a critical role in fulfilling this mission."

The Juvenile Justice Commission employs approximately 500 highly trained law enforcement officers. Each officer must complete an intensive training course at the JJC's Training Academy, which not only includes physical training, CPR and written exercises, but teaches officers to communicate with youth and instructs staff on techniques to diffuse tense situations.

This award is bestowed annually upon one officer from each of the five secure juvenile facilities operated by the JJC. Recipients of this award are selected based on outstanding job performance, exemplary work records, and service to their communities.

The award is given in conjunction with a proclamation issued by New Jersey Acting Governor Richard J. Codey declaring the week of May 2-6 as "Correctional Officer Appreciation Week." The proclamation recognizes the men and women who uphold justice and keep New Jersey's communities safe through their dedication and experience.

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