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Risk Reduction Services
Risk Reduction Services is a unit within the Georgia Department of Corrections mandated to reduce recidivism by providing research-based programs. It includes cognitive-behavioral programming, counseling unit, data operations unit, research, evaluation, and assessment development unit, and substance abuse.
To increase public safety by reducing recidivism
Provide constitutionally mandated or legally required programs
Implement evidence-based programs that target crime-producing behavior
Focus on changing criminal thinking and reducing criminal behavior
Standardize "best correctional practices" in Georgia
How are offenders identified and selected for risk reduction interventions?
An assessment process identifies an offender's risks and needs
What are the primary targets of effective offender interventions?
What is the fiscal benefit of implementing interventions that target crime-producing behavior?
A 1% reduction in recidivism results in a savings to the taxpayers of millions of dollars.
Who are our partners?
State and county agencies
Non-profit and community-based organizations
Risk Reduction Services Section/Inmate Services Division