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DCS Director of Court/Board/Field Services appointed to GA Commission on Family Violence

July 28, 2015

Atlanta - Director of Court/Board/Field Services for the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Mike Kraft, has been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve as a member of the Georgia Commission on Family Violence.

Kraft has over 25 years of experience in the field of community corrections. He began his career with the Georgia Department of Corrections Probation Division in 1990. Kraft worked his way through the ranks in the Piedmont, Northern, Alcovy and Western Judicial Circuits serving as Chief Probation Officer for the Monroe and Athens state probation offices. Kraft also served as Field Operations Manager for the Northeast area of the state as well as Deputy Director of Probation Operations. In May of 2013, Kraft was promoted to Director of Probation Operations and, in June 2015, he was named Director of Court/Board/Field Services for the Department of Community Supervision.

Kraft holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbus State University’s Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.

Of his new role and responsibilities, Kraft says he is humbled and eager to serve the citizens of Georgia in this capacity.

“It is truly an honor to serve on the Georgia Commission on Family Violence as the representative from the Department of Community Supervision. Domestic violence affects all communities and walks of life as shown in recent local and national headlines. The Commission believes that a coordinated community response is the best way to address the problem of family violence. We will continue to look for solutions to this serious problem,” said Kraft.

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence was created in 1992 through legislation passed by the Georgia General Assembly. The Commission is comprised of representatives from the legislative, judicial and executive branches of state government as well as private community stakeholders.

The thirty-seven member Commission meets quarterly and works to provide leadership in strengthening Georgia’s families and communities by ending family violence. The members are appointed to two year terms by the Governor.

Contact Information: 
For more information contact the DCS Office of Public Affairs at 404-309-7257 or bert.flewellen@dcs.ga.gov.