IN-CJ Newsdesk 2023 – Perspectives in Specialised Mental Health Supervision in Probation and Parole in Georgia
For the IN-CJ Newsdesk 2023 Kasey Barton, Ywkesha Garvin, Chris Burke, and Jolie Blackmon, are community supervision officers from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. They discussed the introduction of specialised mental health supervision in probation and parole in the community supervision process. They explored the advantages of specialised mental health caseloads in community supervision. They also talked about the ‘consultation component’ and its role in mental health supervision. This session gave valuable insights into the duties of mental health officers, the impact of the caseload on those being supervised, and the reasoning behind the addition of the consultation component.