John P. Johnson III Scholarship

We often interact with families who are going through crisis and difficult circumstances.  One of our missions is to assist families with direction and tools so that they can emerge from trying  situations.  One way that we encourage positive steps, is by giving away a scholarship for a deserving student who wants to further their education and may need assistance. JCAG believes that the desire for any student to further their education is a step in the right direction.

The John P. Johnson III scholarship was designed to help those high school students who are court involved, want turn their lives around and become productive citizens.  The scholarship was named after Mr. John Johnson who worked at the Clayton County Juvenile Court for 30 years. He served as a Probation Officer, Probation Supervisor and Director for 15 years. He retired in August 2018. Mr. Johnson was a two term JCAG President, received numerous awards and held multiple office positions in JCAG. 

2024 John P. Johnson III


The JCAG Scholarship Committee presents a scholarship check to several high school students who meet college eligibility. The students are chosen based on the following criteria: 

1. The student must be college eligible and is planning on attending a college, university, or trade/technical school after they graduate and submit a letter of acceptance to their Probation Officer, Mediator or JCAG Member.

2. The student must have been court involved since the beginning of the current school year of August 2024.

3. The student must submit one of the following documents (most recent): report card, progress report, or transcript.

4. The student must submit an essay stating, Why should they be selected for the John P. Johnson III scholarship, and submit the essay to their Probation Officer, Mediator or any JCAG member, who in turn will submit the essay to their appropriate court representative.

5. The Court Representative will forward the essay to Carvelle Taylor, Clayton County Juvenile Court, 9163 Tara Blvd, Jonesboro, GA 30236 or

6. Carvelle Taylor will present the essay to the Executive board for voting. The child, parent and court officer will be notified of the selection. The student and parent will be presented with the scholarship at the JCAG Conference Awards Luncheon.

Deadline:  Submit documents to by May 3, 2024@ 5:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Carvelle Taylor at or 770-603-4118.

Past JCAG Scholarship Recipients