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The State Board of Pardons and Paroles congratulated the officers recognized in December of 2019 by Governor Brian Kemp and state government at the 2019 Governor's Public Safety Awards.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles participated in the Georgia Anti-Gang Network meeting in Atlanta, last December.
Parole Board Member David Herring addressed the Gainesville Rotary Club in early January.
Exec. Director of Parole Chris Barnett spoke to members of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in January.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles engages communities and stakeholders regarding the agency's mission.
Parole Board employees participated in training sessions at the annual summer training conference for GPACS (Georgia Professional Association of Community Supervision). Three Parole Board Members were panelists in a workshop.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles continues to engage stakeholders in the parole process. Parole Board Member David Herring spoke to the Sandersville Rotary Club in September.
The October meeting of the Parole Board included a special presentation regarding offender housing and a parole success story as told by a former offender. The Board surprised the presenter with a pardon following her comments.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has staff and officials frequently visit state prisons to engage the inmate population. Efforts include informing inmates regarding parole and receiving information for parole case files. Parole officials visited Pulaski State Prison, Autry State Prison, Lee State Prison and Emanuel Womens Facility.
The Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) marked 25 years at the 2019 Annual Conference in early September in Athens. Parole Board Member Jacqueline Bunn is a member of the commission and served as Conference Co-Chair. Ms. Bunn was appointed to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence in 2018. The commission works to educate and raise awareness about family violence in Georgia. The commission evaluates services, researches the need for additional services and offers and monitors proposed legislation concerning family violence.
Executive management for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles delivered presentations to two state lawmakers in August.
All parole staff have been trained to deliver CPR, use an AED and give First Aid. Staff completed online and hands-on training.