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The State Board of Pardons and Paroles attended the 2022 Mid-Winter Conference of the Georgia Professional Association of Community Supervision (GPACS).
The Parole Board took part in the State Capitol Tour for the Catoosa/Walker County Leadership Group. The group is made up of representatives of businesses, government entities, and organizations from both Catoosa and Walker Counties, where they tour the State Capitol and visit elected officials to learn more about their state government.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles welcomed the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) to Atlanta, Georgia, for the APPA’s 2022 Winter Training Institute.
Parole Board highlights from January's monthly meeting included introducing the agency's new Clemency Director. The five-member Parole Board approved policy updates and received presentations from the agency divisions and support offices. Three of the five members attended the meeting by phone.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles assisted with bringing disaster relief supplies to the communities affected by a tornado that devastated communities in Kentucky.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles participated in the annual Clark’s Christmas Kids in conjunction with Governor Brian Kemp’s Office. The parole staff provided Christmas gifts for 17 children in foster care in Georgia.
Executive Director of Parole, Chris Barnett, spoke to GACDL in Young Harris at the association's fall training conference. Clemency staff assisted attorneys on an individual basis with parole and offender case questions.
Executive Director for the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, Christopher Barnett, and Deputy Executive Director, Rita Rocker, spoke at the Georgia State Senate Public Safety Committee meeting.
The parole staff attended the Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice National Conference. The 2021 conference was open to all women working in the corrections and juvenile justice field in any discipline, including peace officers, healthcare providers, administrators, and executives.
Georgia Parole Board staff, including Chairman Terry Barnard and member Meg Heap, visited Central State Prison to get updated on the braille program operated by the Georgia Department of Corrections.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles partnered with other law enforcement agencies across Georgia, the Georgia trucking industry, and the nonprofit organization Caring for Others for the donation drive.
Georgia's parole board completed training delivered by the Center for Effective Public Policy and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.