ATLANTA -  The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) is making this holiday season more enjoyable for children in need. Over the past few weeks, DCS employees have donated over 100 toys to support the partnership with the Georgia Division of Family and Children's Services' (DFCS) Secret Santa Program. The toys collected will be provided to 25 children across the state.  Additionally, DCS employees made financial donations that will support an additional nine foster children for a total contribution of 34 deserving children.  

 

Each year the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services operates "Secret Santa" - a program to help make the holidays a little brighter for children and youth in Georgia's foster care system. This year requests have been received for more than 9,000 children in 126 Georgia counties.

 

DCS Special Projects Director Shari Chambers states, “providing hope for some of our most vulnerable citizens, Georgia's foster children is undeniably one of the most important investments we can make in the communities we serve across the state.” 

 

Every DCS District Office has collected toys for children of all ages. The toys were delivered to the Georgia State Capitol on Monday, December 2, 2019. 

 

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