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DCS to Host Inaugural Graduation Ceremony at Gwinnett County Day Reporting Center

November 29, 2018

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) will host the inaugural graduation ceremony for the Day Reporting Center (DRC) in Gwinnett County on December 6, 2018 at The Source Church, located at 4359 Sardis Church Road, Buford, GA 30519 at 6:00 pm.

A DRC is a non-residential substance abuse and mental health treatment program operated by DCS, designed to offer judges and other criminal justice officials with a viable and cost effective treatment option for high-risk, high need offenders with substance abuse, cognitive, and/or mental health treatment needs while under community supervision. Participants receive guidance and monitoring in intensive outpatient substance abuse and cognitive restructuring programs. During the program, participants are able to remain in their communities, work, and take care of their families.

This graduation will celebrate the 13 individuals who have successfully completed the program. This is the first graduating class of the Gwinnett County DRC, which opened in January 2018.

Georgia’s DRC program has been nationally recognized as an effective method to reduce recidivism rates. Currently, there are 32 judicial circuits across Georgia that are served by a Day Reporting Center.

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.

Media Contact:

Racheal Peters, Director of Public Affairs

Racheal.Peters@dcs.ga.gov

(470) 755-4358