ATLANTA - Governor Brian P. Kemp has issued a proclamation declaring July 21 through July 27 as "Community Supervision Week" in the State of Georgia. The week is set aside to honor and celebrate the important work performed by the men and women who serve and protect Georgia citizens through effective and efficient community-based offender supervision.

The proclamation reads, in part, “Community corrections is an essential part of the justice system.  Community corrections professionals uphold the law with dignity while recognizing the right of the public to be safe-guarded from criminal activity...”

DCS Commissioner, Michael Nail believes DCS officers are deserving of this recognition.

“This week is an opportunity to recognize the selfless service community supervision professionals across Georgia provide to our communities. It is important that we take this time to express our gratitude and appreciation to the DCS employees working to better the lives of so many of our fellow Georgians,” said Nail.

As the state's felony community supervision provider, DCS employs more than 2,200 professionals dedicated to serving Georgia's citizens and sustaining Georgia as a recognized leader in the field of community-based offender supervision.

Members of our community are encouraged to join together during Community Supervision Week to honor those who work to make our communities a safer place to live.

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 Contacts:

Brian Tukes, Director of External Affairs
Georgia Department of Community Supervision
external.affairs@dcs.ga.gov 
470-217-6539

Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer 
Georgia Department of Community Supervision
external.affairs@dcs.ga.gov
404-561-4590