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For Immediate Release

Sherri Bloodworth Named New Manager of Risk Reduction Services

Forsyth - Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens announced the promotion of Sherri Bloodworth as Manager of Risk Reduction Services effective May 1, 2013. As Manager of Risk Reduction Services, Bloodworth will manage and supervise all mid-level managers who are responsible for instructional programs.

"Sherri has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from the various positions she has held within the Department," said Commissioner Owens. "She is truly an asset to our Department and I look forward to her leadership within this new role."

Bloodworth began her career with the Department in 1998 as a Substance Abuse Counselor at Scott State Prison and was later promoted to Assistant Director within the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program. In 2001, she transferred to the Department of Human Resources where she served on the Community Service Board in Milledgeville. She joined Risk Reduction Services in 2005 as a Social Services Program Consultant and was involved in numerous process action teams and special projects. Her accomplishments include involvement in multiple RSAT program expansions, initial planning and implementation of the Strategic Intervention Program at Coastal State Prison and the oversight of the Integrated Treatment Programs.

Bloodworth received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Georgia College and State University. Additionally, she has completed Peace Officer Standards and Training Instructor Training, Basic Management Training, Advanced Management Training and Corrections Leadership Institute.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 160,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.

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