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Community Information & Services

Agency Overview

The Georgia Department of Corrections protects and serves the public as a professional organization that effectively manages offenders while helping to provide a safe and secure environment for the citizens of Georgia.

Corrections Costs

Costs for various criminal justice sanctions vary greatly, depending mainly upon whether the offender is housed in a facility or lives at home, the degree of hardened construction of the facility (security level), and upon the ratio of offenders to staff, among other factors.

Ombudsman & Inmate Affairs

The Office of the Ombudsman acts as a single point of contact for family members, advocates, and other concerned citizens who are interested in reporting complaints on behalf of offenders.

Victim Services

Victim advocacy and services have been moved to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles website

Volunteer Services

The Georgia Department of Corrections is committed to providing resources to our offender population in an effort to prepare them for the transition from custody to the community. Volunteer Services incorporates: Faith-Based organization, community stakeholders, concerned citizens, civic organizations and business partnerships that support services presently offered and others not provided by traditional Agency programming. Volunteer Services raises the conscious awareness of the community by involving their talents, resources, and their inherent connection to the offender and community. Involvement sends the message to the offender that the community has a vested interest in their success.



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