The Tifton Day Reporting Center (DRC) of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) will host its 25th commencement ceremony on January 14, 2020, at The Beaulah Hill Family Life Center located at 321 Tifton Eldorado Road, Tifton, GA 31794  at 6:00 pm. During this special commencement ceremony, 24 participants will be celebrated and recognized for completing this program.

 

DCS Statewide DRC Manager Vickie Lee says: “The use of progressive methods as an alternative to traditional incarceration is highly effective with stakeholders who are invested in positive outcomes.  Lee further adds DCS is grateful for the agencies and community partners who partner with us to make this program successful.

 

A DRC is a non-residential substance abuse and mental health treatment program 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. 

 

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.

 

Motivational Speaker Gregory Horne will serve as the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony. 

 

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