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What is Risk Reduction Services?

A unit within the Georgia Department of Corrections mandated to reduce recidivism by providing research-based programs

What is the mission of Risk Reduction Services?

Increasing public safety by reducing recidivism

What are the goals of Risk Reduction Services?
  • 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 offender risk and need

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?

A 1% reduction in recidivism results in a savings to the taxpayers of millions of dollars.

Who are our partners?
  • Federal agencies
  • State and county agencies
  • Non-profit and community-based organizations

For More Information Contact:

Sherri Bloodworth
Risk Reduction Services Section/Operations, Planning & Training Division
State Offices South at Tift College
Upshaw Building 5th Floor
PO Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029
404-617-4685

 
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