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Mr. Micheal W. Nail, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, was recently installed as the President of the National Association of Probation Executives. In this role, Commissioner Nail will give leadership and vision to the community supervision profession. At a Virtual Awards Reception seated at the 45th APPA Training Institute, Nail thanked his predecessor, Mr. Leighton IIes, and embraced a future of innovation and teamwork for the incoming NAPE administration. “There’s a lot to be done in our world today, said Nail. “Fortunately for us, change is at the heart of what we do. Community supervision is a noble profession where you can make a difference and make things better.”
Nail’s vision is for NAPE to continue to find innovation as a long-respected professional association and to share the successes of the profession with the nation. “One of the best things about NAPE is that it is a group of leaders and proven professionals in the field and we have an opportunity to be an even stronger voice.”
The installation of Commissioner Nail as NAPE President is a meaningful recognition of the leadership he provides to the Department. Assistant Commissioner Scott Maurer surmises, “We could not be happier for Micheal. He is absolutely the right person to serve at this time. The team here at the Georgia Department of Community Supervision could not be more excited for his service.”
Founded in 1981, the National Association of Probation Executives is a professional organization representing the chief executive officers of local, county and state probation agencies. According to their website, NAPE is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and effectiveness in the field of probation by creating a national network for probation executives, bringing about positive change in the field, and making available a pool of experts in probation management, program development, training and research.
Commissioner Nail will serve in this capacity for a biennial term.
About The Georgia Department of Community Supervision:
The Department of Community Supervision is responsible for the community-based supervision of more than 200,000 adult felony offenders, and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders.
It is the mission of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities while providing opportunities for successful outcomes. DCS employs evidence-based practices to hold offenders accountable and reduce the state’s recidivism rate. For more information, visit dcs.georgia.gov.
Brian Tukes, Director of External Affairs
Georgia Department of Community Supervision
Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer
17 highly-qualified officers join the DCS Team.
DCS Celebrates Community Supervision Week
ATLANTA - Commencing operations July 1, 2015, as a part of the executive branch of Georgia’s government, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) is the agency responsible for the supervision of all adult felony offenders and Class A & B designated juvenile offenders. These individuals under supervision have either been granted parole or a reprieve by the State Board of Pardons and or they have received probated or split sentences through Georgia courts.
The Tifton Day Reporting Center (DRC) of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) will host its 25th commencement ceremony on January 14, 2020, at The Beaulah Hill Family Life Center located at 321 Tifton Eldorado Road, Tifton, GA 31794 at 6:00 pm. During this special commencement ceremony, 24 participants will be celebrated and recognized for completing this program.
ATLANTA - The Fulton County Day Reporting Center (DRC) of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) will host its 19th commencement ceremony on January 13, 2020, at The Faith AME Zion Church located at 38 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30311 at 6:00 pm. During this special commencement ceremony, 25 participants will be celebrated and recognized for completing this program.
The road to recovery can be full of detours. Sometimes people need extra guidance to find their pathway to success.
That’s the idea behind Georgia’s Day Reporting Centers. Since 2002, these centers have provided intensive, community-based counseling and rehabilitative services for nonviolent probationers and parolees with substance use and mental health problems. Those who complete programs at the centers have a better chance of staying out of jail and reintegrating back into society.
The Georgia Department of Community Supervision, which manages the state’s 35 centers, wants to enhance the opportunities for positive outcomes but needs to know the right metrics to measure. That has been difficult because evaluation methods typically used for DRCs are outdated and rely on tools primarily adapted from more custodial settings such as prisons, jails and detention centers. As a consequence, administrators have been uncertain of where improvements are needed.
ATLANTA - Today Governor Brian Kemp announced the recipients of the 2019 Governor's Public Safety Awards (GPSA) at a ceremony in Forsyth recognizing public safety professionals for acts of heroism and for contributions to the profession.