• Pilot program changing mind-set of habitual drug offenders
By Linda Green

Sharlita Shorty and Mike Haler, probation officers with the Toombs Judicial Circuit, play critical roles in the DRC-Lite Pilot Program that helps rural circuits provide supervision and programming for identified substance abusers. Photo by Linda Green.

A program that provides habitual substance abusers with an alternative for jail by giving them tools to change criminal behavior and learning about life after weed is gaining a foothold in McDuffie County.
The Georgia Department of Corrections and Governor Nathan Deal rolled a pilot program called the Day Reporting Center (DRC) Lite Program in November to assist rural judicial areas in treating those on probation for alcohol or drug abuse problems with counseling, educational programming and close supervision.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., Jan. 23, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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