Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner
Director of Public Information
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Atlanta - Augusta resident Terri D. Bussey appointed Administrator of the Athens Day Reporting Center. One of six centers in the state; the Athens Day Reporting Center will provide intensive treatment and counseling services for up to 100 high need probationers. The day reporting center is open for extended hours and probationers attend classes, group counseling, and individual treatment several days a week. The coursework includes substance abuse recovery, employment, cognitive restructuring, education, as needed, and life skills.
“Terri has a wealth of knowledge and experience in Corrections,” said Corrections Commissioner James E. Donald. “She has demonstrated leadership and skill in other positions, and we look forward to her work in this new role.”
In her new role, Bussey will oversee the operation of the Athens Day Reporting Center which will employ 8 full time employees: three counselors, two probation officers, one surveillance officer, and one administrative assistant. The center began providing services to probationers on January 4, 2008.
Bussey graduated from the Paine College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Deviant Behavior. She completed her Master of Science Arts degree in Information Resource Management, and received a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from Central Michigan University in 2005. Since joining the Department of Corrections, she has continued her education with the Basic Management Training. She is a certified facilitator in Prime for Life, Motivation for Change and Moral Reconation Therapy.
Bussey joined the Department of Corrections in 1984 as a Correctional Officer. In 1997, she was promoted to Counselor and she served in that capacity until her promotion to Assistant Superintendent for the Athens Diversion Center in 2006.
Bussey has two sons, Raijohn and Brandon. She is a member of both the Georgia Correctional Association and the Georgia Probation Association.
The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 140,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 15,000 employees.