Commissioner: Gregory C. DozierDirector of Public Affairs: Joan HeathContact Name: Lori BenoitContact Email: Lori.Benoit@gdc.ga.gov Date: January 11, 2018 STATE OF GEORGIA
More than 2,500 IDs Issued to Returning Citizens
Through partnership with Department of Driver Services
FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Tranistional Services, in collaboration with the Department of Driver Services (DDS), are are now able to provide offenders a DDS Identification Card (ID) or DDS renewed Driver’s License (DL) to returning citizens upon their release. As of January 2018, over 2,500 ID’s and Driver’s Licenses have been issued.
“We strive to provide returing citizens with as many opportunites as possible to support their reentry back into society,” said Commissioner Gregory C. Dozier. “Through this partnership, we are able to assist our offenders with obtaining the necessary documents to begin their new lives.”
This partnership was designed to provide a “universally accepted” state identification card to all returning citizens. Phase one encompasses those offenders who have previously been issued a Secure ID with DDS and have valid facial and signature images on file. Phase two will encompass those offenders who have not yet been issued a Secure ID, but have valid facial and signature images on file at DDS. Finally, phase three will encompass those who have not yet been issued a Secure ID and do not have valid facial and signature images on file with DDS. The necessary documentation for phase three participants will be obtained through the use of the DDS propriety devices.
The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.
For more information on the GDC call 478-992-5247 or visit http://www.gdc.ga.gov