Created by Constitutional amendment in 1943, the Georgia Parole Board is a national model for stable and professional leadership. The agency was well-constructed. It contains authority to carry out established needs of the criminal justice system, flexibility to address the unforeseen challenges, and protection to make decisions on paroles, free from political influence. What has made Georgia's Board such a leader, however, is the professionalism of its members. Their collective experience and commitment to criminal justice ideals keep Georgia's Board continually attuned to long-term as well as short-term public-safety solutions.