Transitional Housing for Offender Reentry
The public can now review a list of Board-approved transitional housing for parolees or offenders to be released on parole by accessing the Transitional Housing for Offender Reentry (THOR) Directory. There are two types of approved housing facilities.
People who need only a safe environment in which to live can go to a Structured Housing facility. These facilities do not provide substance abuse or mental health treatment however, other programming may be available.
Recovery Residences provide safe and healthy housing for residents who need more than outpatient treatment to remain abstinent from alcohol, other drugs and criminal behavior. Participation is required in substance abuse services or counseling. In Standard Recovery Residences, substance abuse services must be attended one or more hours per week. Intensive Recovery Residences require five or more hours each week of substance abuse counseling delivered by certified substance abuse counselors or licensed professionals.
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles (“Board”) does not endorse facilities listed herein for any purpose other than placement of parolees who reside in the state of Georgia. The Board will not permit placement of a parolee in any listed facility if such placement will be inconsistent with his or her parole conditions and/or applicable state laws. The private housing partner has sole authority to accept or reject any prospective resident.