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DCS Board elects new Chairman

July 12, 2018

The Georgia Department of Community Supervision is pleased to welcome Mr. Avery Niles as Chairman of the agency’s Board. Niles was recently voted into the office by his DCS Board colleagues. Niles is the third Chairman of the DCS Board. He succeeds former Chairman and Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner, Greg Dozier.  

“I am excited  about the opportunity to work with my fellow board members to support the excellent work that the DCS staff is doing to ensure that we are operating the most progressive, effective and efficient community supervision operations in the country,” said Niles.

Niles is the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). He leads a workforce of more than 4,000 DJJ team members who are responsible for the restorative justice of approximately 22,000 Georgia youth offenders.

The DCS Board provides critical guidance and oversight to ensure the agency acts in the best interests of Georgia's citizens and towards its long-term goals. The diverse backgrounds of our board members bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge to our organization.

About DCS:

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.

Contact Information:

Racheal Peters, Public Affairs Director at Racheal.Peters@dcs.ga.gov