The Quarterly | DCS Employee Newsletter Issue 14 - Page 17

MISDEMEANOR PROBATION OVERSIGHT UNIT ( MPOU )
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THEQUARTERLY
MISDEMEANOR PROBATION OVERSIGHT UNIT ( MPOU )
While the supervision responsibility of misdemeanor probation cases does not reside with DCS , we do provide the oversight infrastructure needed to ensure the integrity of Georgia ’ s misdemeanor probation system .
QUARTER THREE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
During Q3 , MPOU held 44 virtual training sessions , 49 hours available for training , total attendance of 1218 .
Guest presenters for certain specialized topic sessions were utilized from the GBI , Task Force on Human Trafficking and the GA Commission on Family Violence .
A BACKGROUND ON THE DCS MPOU
HB 310 designated the DCS Board to provide oversight to private and governmental misdemeanor probation entities .
While the supervision responsibility of misdemeanor probation cases does not reside with DCS , we do provide the oversight infrastructure needed to ensure the integrity of Georgia ’ s misdemeanor probation system .
“ WE TEND TO WORK QUIETLY IN THE BACKGROUND IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE BEST MISDEMEANOR INDUSTRY IN GEORGIA . WE CONTINUALLY PROCESS NEW EMPLOYEE AND ENTITY REGISTRATIONS AND MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH GEORGIA STATUTES AND DCS REGULATIONS .”
– TIM LEWIS , MPOU INTERIM DIRECTOR
The DCS Board is the sole entity responsible for promulgating rules and regulations regarding :
Contracts or agreements for probation services Conduct of business by private service providers and governments establishing probation systems Registration of private and governmental service providers Uniform professional and contract standards in rendering misdemeanor probation supervision Counseling and collection services to the courts
Inspection and investigation of private and government service providers Enforcement of registration requirements
With the DCS Board and the Board ’ s Advisory Council now in place , our focus has shifted to the development of business processes and quality assurance tools .
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