Where Public Safety and Progress Meet

Georgia Prisoner Reentry Initiative

The Georgia Prisoner Reentry Initiative (GA-PRI) is a strategic plan and framework that focuses on transition accountability planning, case management and evidence based practices for returning citizens.  The goal of the GA-PRI is to enhance public safety by reducing crime through the implementation of a seamless plan of services and supervision developed with each returning citizen—delivered through state and local collaboration—from the time of their entry to prison through their successful transition, reintegration, and aftercare in the community. DCS staff, in conjunction with corrections professionals and local community service providers, assist returning citizens in navigating barriers to successful reentry to ultimately increase public safety and reduce recidivism.

GA-PRI Designation

GA-PRI designated returning citizens are those citizens releasing from prison who are considered to be at a moderate to high risk to re-offend based on the Georgia Department of Corrections' risk instrument. Initially, the focus will be on those returning citizens residing in the seventeen pilot sites located in the following counties: