Day Reporting Centers (DRC's) & Day Reporting Center Lites (DRC Lite's)
The central mission of the Day Reporting Centers is to provide select probationers and parolees with opportunities to change criminal thinking and behavior through a combination of counseling, educational programming and close supervision. This comprehensive program targets substance abuse, mental health and restitution payments. The DRC’s also help restore offenders to the community by offering a variety of cognitive programs, educational and employment opportunities and substance abuse counseling. There are a total of 15 DRC programs strategically located throughout the state.
The DRC Lite programs are based in rural areas where there is limited community based substance abuse and counseling resources. The focus remains on successfully transitioning offenders with drug addictions back into the community. There are 17 DCR Lite programs in the state.
Probation Reporting Contact Center (PRCC)
The Probation Reporting Contact Center or PRCC seeks to effectively monitor low risk offenders thereby allowing community supervision officers to concentrate on the higher risks/higher needs offenders. This automated system asks offenders a series of questions. Certain answers trigger intervention by a live call handler. The live call handler will then address the issue and if it cannot be resolved, the call is then transferred to the local probation office. The PRCC does not circumvent the authority of the supervising probation officer. The PRCC handles approximately 54,000 calls per month. This service is available for all low risk offenders statewide. This award winning program has been in operation since 2010.
Community Impact Program (CIP)
The Community Impact Program or CIP is a collaborative effort between local and state law enforcement agencies and the Department of Community Supervision, local and state law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Office of Transition Support and Reentry. This program targets offenders who have recently been released from prison as well as those currently under community supervision. The program was designed to address high risks and high needs offenders following their release from incarceration. Through the establishment and maintenance of community partnerships, offenders receive treatment and counseling essential to successfully transitioning. Partnerships with law enforcement agencies allow offender crises and violations to be quickly addressed. Community Supervision Officers focus on field visits, substance abuse, cognitive restructuring, education, mental health, parenting and anger management. The Community Impact Program is located in Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah.