ATLANTA - The Recidivism Reduction Unit of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision has announced several Day Reporting Center (DRC) commencements across the state for interested citizens to attend and celebrate the success of those participants graduating this rigorous outpatient treatment program. 

“Day Reporting Centers (DRC) equip supervisees with essential training and education, cognitive behavior classes, and offer opportunities for those under supervision to build supportive social networks and complete community service”, says Sherri Bloodworth, DCS Director of Recidivism Unit.  In essence, a DRC is considered a  “one-stop-shop” that aids in supervisee rehabilitation. Within the walls of each DRC facility, one will find a plethora of resources available for success, she adds. 

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. 

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


September DRC Commencements 

Columbus Day Reporting Center

Location: Northside Worship Center, 1901 Whittlesey Road, Columbus, GA 31904

Date: September 22, 2022 

Time: 2:00pm 


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.


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

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Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer 

Georgia Department of Community Supervision

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