The Quarterly | DCS Employee Newsletter Issue 14 - Page 2

THEQUARTERLY

CONTENTS

SECTIONS CONTENT
JOIN TEAMDCS TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EMPLOYEE ACHIEVEMENTS IMPACTING OUR PROFESSION RECIVIDISM REDUCTION UNIT ( RRU )
STRATEGIC PLANNING & RESEARCH ( SP & R )
MISDEMEANOR PROBATION OVERSIGHT UNIT
REENTRY SERVICES DIVISION ( RSD )
HEALTH AND WELLNESS SERVICE PROJECTS
HIGHLIGHTS AND QUICK READS
In the Media : Conferences , Presentations , and Involvement Celebrations : Employee Promotions , Awards , and retirements Counselor Appreciation Video Recovery Month Celebrations Trainings : Specialized Mental Health Wellness : DCS Step Challenges
EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTS : DARRELL SMITH , NICHOLAS MAHONEY
DCS ’ DAY OF SERVICE
Employees of DCS provided school supplies and care packages to those in need within their local communities on Thursday , July 28 , 2021 , during the department ’ s statewide “ Day of Service .”
BASIC TRAINING GRADUATES :
MEET OUR NEWEST OFFICERS
RSD HOUSING UPDATES
Reentry Services staff have worked diligently to recruit new Transitional Housing for Offender Reentry ( THOR ) housing providers . As of September , we have 84 active THOR providers , an increase of 11 providers for the quarter .
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Office of Training & Professional Development provides many training and educational opportunities to non-sworn employees to promote personal and professional development . Take an in-depth look at a few of our professional development and training courses .
A NEW DIVISION : RESEARCH AND DATA SERVICES
The Research & Data Services Division focuses on increasing data transparency , providing accurate data about Georgia ’ s supervision population , conducting research , and managing DCS policies .
AGENCY NEWS PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS
VIEW DCS PRESS RELEASES
RIDE-ALONGS
DCS offers a Ride-Along Program to provide opportunities for individuals to observe community supervision firsthand and , through personal interaction , become better acquainted with the duties and responsibilities of our agency and personnel .
LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RIDE-ALONG PROGRAM
To see more of what we ' ve been up to , check out our Agency ' s Twitter and Facebook pages !