Adult Misdemeanor Probation Oversight

HB 310 designated the DCS Board to provide oversight to private and governmental misdemeanor probation entities. While the supervision responsibility of misdemeanor probation cases does not reside with DCS, we do provide the oversight infrastructure needed to ensure the integrity of Georgia’s misdemeanor probation system.

The DCS Board will be the sole entity responsible for promulgating rules and regulations regarding:

  • Contracts or agreements for probation services

  • Conduct of business by private service providers and governments establishing probation systems

  • Registration of private and governmental service providers

  • Uniform professional and contract standards in rendering misdemeanor probation supervision

  • Counseling and collection services to the courts

  • Inspection and investigation of private and government service providers

  • Enforcement of registration requirements

With the DCS Board and the Board’s Advisory Council now in place, our focus has shifted to the development of business processes and quality assurance tools. As a critical next step, we have established a Misdemeanor Probation Oversight Unit within DCS, charged with implementing the rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Community Supervision.

For more information regarding developments about misdemeanor probation oversight, click here to be redirected to a Google Site maintained by the DCS Misdemeanor Probation Oversight Unit.