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. 

Mission:

The Georgia Department of Corrections protects the public by operating secure and safe facilities while reducing recidivism through effective programming, education, and healthcare.

Goals:

  • 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?

  • Criminal thinking

  • Substance abuse

  • Education

  • Employment

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?

  • Federal agencies

  • State and county agencies

  • Non-profit and community-based organizations

 

Contact:

Larry Dale

Director of Risk Reduction Services

Inmate Services Division

Georgia Department of Corrections

Upshaw Hall, 2nd floor

300 Patrol Road

Forsyth, GA 31029

Email: larry.dale@gdc.ga.gov

 


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