Counseling Unit Vision

To contribute to the Ga. Department of Corrections number one priority of protecting the public and helping reduce recidivism by:

    • Providing competent and well trained Counselors and Counseling Supervisors
    • Maintaining an updated effective set of Counseling Policies
    • Communicating policy updates and Executive Directives
    • Helping with the management of resources to include Staff and Budget
    • Helping reduce recidivism by changing criminal thinking and reducing criminal behavior, while providing legally mandated and social learning programs.
    • Preparing offenders to accept responsibility for their behavior and lead a productive, crime-free life.
    • Preparing offenders to accept social and civic responsibilities as crime free citizens within their community.

    Counseling Unit Mission

    To provide the necessary support to staff working in facilities that manage GDC Offenders. The counseling unit accomplishes this by:

    • Coordinating quarterly training for Counselors and Counselor Supervisors
    • Establishing a set of well-written policies outlining methodologies consistent with the “What Works” (Principles of Effective Intervention) theories of Correctional Programming
    • Providing onsite evaluations for all entities managing GDC Offenders and providing substantive written and verbal feedback

    Profile of Counseling Services Interventions

    Mandated Programs
    • Family Violence (Legislatively Mandated)
    • Motivation for Change (Legislatively Mandated for Substance Abuse)
    • Sex Offender Psycho-educational Program (Parole Mandated)
    Social Learning Programs
    • HIV Pre-Release Program
    • Female Perpetrators of Family Violence
    • Active Parenting
    • Reentry Skills Building

For More Information Contact:

Talisha Moody, Program Director 1, Risk Reduction Services
478-992-5927 (Phone)
email: Moodt01@dcor.state.ga.us

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029

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