Governor's Office of Transition, Support & Reentry - Informational Meeting
On July 1, 2013, Governor Deal signed an executive order creating the Governor's Office of Transition, Support, and Reentry (GOTSR). The mission of the new office is to ensure successful reentry, reduce recidivism, and enhance public safety, in part, by collaborating with non-profit and faith-based organizations that deliver services and programs that impact reentry.
We will host two faith-based and nonprofit organization informational meetings. These meetings will allow us to introduce ourselves to the community and discuss our work with the Governor’s office and the Council on Criminal Justice Reform.
The informational meetings are designed for organizations that offer services or programs that impact reentry, such as housing, employment counseling, mentoring, job readiness training, basic necessities, and supportive services.
You are invited to attend one or both of the meetings, but we will share the identical information on both days. Each day there will be excellent opportunities for networking with organizations across the state as well as learning more about how you can be a part of the work of GOTSR.
Date: September 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Public Safety Training Center, 1000 Indian Springs Drive, Forsyth, Georgia 31029
Date: September 30, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Post 50 - Capitol Hill, 180 Central Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Please forward this email to your partner organizations that may be interested in attending.
You can also RSVP to Evelyn Armour via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-656-9770 by Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Reentry Services Unit, Department of Community Supervision
The Re-entry Unit is tasked with: 1) identifying the programs and services offered by state agencies, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations 2) assessing the success and reach of those services and eliminating gaps 3) collaborating with state agencies and community organizations to facilitate the delivery of services and 4) reaching out to the business community and other nongovernmental stakeholders to create new opportunities for successful reentry.