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 hundreds of 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 six foster children for a total contribution of 31 deserving children.  

 

DCS Executive Operations Director Sandra Thomas states, “DCS takes very seriously our mission to become a supportive part of the communities we serve. We could not be more proud of our employees for stepping up when called upon, to serve others and helps those who need it most.”

 

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.

 

“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,” says DCS Special Projects Director Shari Chambers.  

 

Every DCS District Office has collected toys for children of all ages. The toys were delivered to the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. 

 

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

DCS Employees Provides Holiday Hope for Georgia’s Foster Children

Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer 

Georgia Department of Community Supervision

external.affairs@dcs.ga.gov

404-561-4590