The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has published a new vision statement. The vision statement describes the broad scope of constitutionally authorized decision making as well as agency activities and future goals in order to enhance public safety for all Georgians. 


To be the nation’s most effective and efficient executive clemency authority by:

  • Making informed, scientific, data driven clemency decisions based in constitutional authority and guided by applicable state law 

  • Preparing offenders for positive change through the imposition of practical and constructive pre and post release conditions

  • Protecting the public and creating safer communities by holding accountable those offenders who violate the conditions of release

  • Ensuring crime victims have a voice in the post-conviction criminal justice process

  • Fostering partnerships and positive relationships with all stakeholders

  • Engaging, educating, and encouraging the active participation of all stakeholders in the clemency decision-making process

  • Striving to be a continuously learning public safety organization


Contact Director of Communications

Steve Hayes

404-657-9450; [email protected]