ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) is pleased to welcome Sonja Fillingame as Chair of the Board of Community Supervision. Fillingame was recently voted into the office by her Board of Community Supervision colleagues. Fillingame is the fourth Chair of the Board. 

“I am truly honored to serve as the Chair of the Board. Since joining the Board, I have witnessed the DCS’s commitment to becoming a national leader for innovative and progressive community supervision. Together, with my fellow board members and our amazing team, I am excited to continue the forward-thinking policies that protect our citizens and advance criminal justice reform in our great state,” said Fillingame.

Fillingame serves as the City Manager of Union City, GA. Her current responsibilities include leading departmental directors and staff to ensure that Union City thrives and is a great place to live, work, and play. During her tenure, she has directed a service-driven leadership team, restructured departments and streamlined processes, improved customer service, and further strengthened a culture of professionalism, innovation, integrity, and fiscal stewardship. Leading important initiatives including keeping the public safe through a community-oriented policing philosophy, developing a new state of- the art community center to help sustain the health and well-being of residents, and making critical infrastructure improvements are hallmarks of Ms. Fillingame’s position as City Manager.

The Board of Community Supervision provides critical guidance and oversight to ensure the Department acts in the best interests of Georgia's citizens. The diverse backgrounds of our Board members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization.


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 

Media Contacts:

Brian Tukes, Director of External Affairs

Georgia Department of Community Supervision 



Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer 

Georgia Department of Community Supervision