GA Parole Review Spring/Summer 2020 Georgia Parole Review Spring/Summer 2020 - Page 8

Parole Board Member David Herring addressed the Gainesville Rotary Club in January. Herring presented an overview of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles' constitutional authority to determine which parole eligible offenders will receive parole.

"Engaging our communities helps our agency to better serve public safety. Many thanks to the membership of the Rotary Club of Gainesville for allowing us to share information about the Board’s scientific and data driven parole consideration process,” stated Herring.

The Parole Board's Communications Director Steve Hayes spoke to the Rotary Club of Rockdale County last December.

"Our day to day operations involve engaging and educating our stakeholders including our communities about the parole process and encouraging participation in the parole process. Understanding the process enables our community leaders to assist in public safety," stated Hayes.

"Engaging our communities is a priority and we look forward to resuming these meetings in the future," says Herring.

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles participated in career day at St. Lewis Elementary School in College Park. Taneshia Sims, a District Operations Manager for the agency and Hearing Examiner Kinnetta Hamilton spoke to the students.

"It was a pleasure to be able to speak to these students. If we can add to their educational growth, that would be our goal,” said Sims.

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Community Engagement