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. It includes the counseling/cognitive-behavioral programming unit, research, evaluation, and assessment development unit (READ), and substance abuse programming unit.
The Georgia Department of Corrections protects the public by operating safe and secure facilities through the development of professional staff and effective offender management.
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?
Reduction in recidivism results in a savings to the taxpayers of potentially millions of dollars.
Who are our partners?
State and county agencies
Non-profit and community-based organizations
Kiana Battle, Ph.D., LMSW
Director of Risk Reduction Services
Inmate Services Division
Georgia Department of Corrections
Upshaw Hall, 2nd floor
300 Patrol Road
Forsyth, GA 31029