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For Immediate Release

New Chief Probation Officer Named For Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit - Christina Parker Promoted

Forsyth - Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Owens announced the promotion of Christina Parker to Chief Probation Officer for the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit effective July 16, 2013. Parker will be responsible for the oversight of 35 staff members and the supervision of felony probationers in the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit.

"Christina has demonstrated outstanding skills and professionalism," said Commissioner Owens. "Her knowledge and experience will serve the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit well in her new role."

Parker began her career with the Department in 2006 in the Gainesville Probation Office. In 2007, she transferred to the Cumming Probation Office where she served as the Sex Offender Officer. She returned to the Gainesville Probation Office in 2008 to work in the Gainesville Day Reporting Center. In 2011, she was promoted to Probation Officer III in the Columbus Probation Officer. She was later promoted to Athens Day Reporting Center Administrator in 2012, where she most recently served. She received her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and her Master's degree in Public Administration from North Georgia College. She has completed Basic Management Training, Advance Management Training and POST IT. She is an active volunteer with the Georgia Meth Project and has served as the Regional Volunteer Coordinator in Muscogee County in 2012.

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

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