Georgia Parole Board In-Service Law Enforcement Training

The Parole Board's Georgia POST (Peace Officer Standards & Training) certified officers are a critical link in enhancing public safety for all Georgians. To keep our officers sharp, in-service law enforcement training is provided throughout the year.

May 2023 Board Meeting

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles held its May public meeting in Atlanta, where a notice of consideration to amend the Board's clemency guidelines was introduced and initially adopted.

The Georgia Office of Victim Services Award and Denim Day Recognition

The Georgia Office of Victim Services (GOVS) and the Georgia Parole Board completed a successful National Crime Victims' Rights Week. GOVS was awarded the Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council's, Georgia Crime Victim Service Collaborative and Innovative Project Award, in recognition of their ongoing commitment to promoting a comprehensive, coordinated, victim-centered, and unified community response.

"A Conversation on Victims’ Rights" Panel Discussion

In honor of National Crime Victims' Rights Week, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles partnered with the Georgia Office of Victim Services (GOVS), the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, and Georgia State University. 

GACDL Spring Seminar 2023

The Georgia Parole Board continues to engage, educate and encourage participation in the parole process. Executive Director Chris Barnett and staff recently engaged the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) at the organization's spring conference at Jekyll Island.

Parole Board Training to Georgia Police of District 10

The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles leadership provided training to Georgia police at the District 10 meeting of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Executive Director of Parole Chris Barnett and leaders in Clemency, Field Services, and Victim Services presented the process by which the Parole Board enhances public safety.

APAI 2023 Annual Training Conference in Kansas City, Missouri

The APAI's 2023 Annual Training Conference was in Kansas City, Missouri. Georgia Parole Board Vice Chair Jacqueline Bunn and staff including Executive Director Chris Barnett took part in training sessions.

Colwell Probation Detention Center RESCUED Program Ceremony

Parole Board Member David Herring was the commencement speaker at the Colwell Probation Detention Center RESCUED program ceremony.

Georgia’s Anti-Gang Network Meeting at Columbus State University

Georgia’s Anti-Gang Network held a meeting at Columbus State University, in Columbus, Georgia.

Accountability Court Program Meeting

Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles' leadership met with leaders from the Accountability Court program and the Department of Community Supervision, as we strive to enhance our partnerships.

Metter Rotary Club Meeting

Parole Board Executive Director Chris Barnett and Deputy Executive Director Rita Rocker attended the Rotary Club of Metter meeting.

Parole Board Quarterly Meeting with ICE

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles staff held a quarterly meeting with ICE, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.