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To provide the necessary support to staff working in facilities that manages GDC offenders. The counseling unit accomplishes this by:

  • Coordinating quarterly training for Counselors and Counselor Supervisors;
  • Establishing a set of well-written policies outlining methodolgies consistent with the "What Works" (Principles of Effecitve Intervention) theories of correctional programming;
  • Providing onsite evaluationa for all entities managing GDC offenders and providing substantive written and verbal feedback.


  • Help reduce recidivism by changing criminal thinking and reducing criminal behavior, while providing legally mandated and social learning programs
  • Prepare offenders to accept responsibility for their behavior and lead a productive, crime-free lives
  • Prepare offenders to accept social and civic responsibilities as crime-free citizens within their community


Profile of Counseling Services Interventions

Mandated Programs

  • Family Violence (legislatively mandated)
  • Motivation for Change (legislatively mandated for substance abuse)
  • Sex Offender Psycho-educational Program (parole mandated)

Social Learning Programs

  • HIV Pre-Release Program 
  • Female Perpetrators of Family Violence 
  • Active Parenting 
  • Reentry Skills Building



Talisha Moody, Program Director 1
Risk Reduction Services

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1529
Forsyth, GA 31029

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