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- Offender Counseling
- Education, and Vocational Training
- Chaplaincy/Religious Services
- Security Operations
- Field Operations
- Fiscal Management
- Building Maintenance
- Food Service
Both Work Release Residents and Incarcerated Inmates are housed at the Gwinnett County Correctional Complex.
Work Release residents are considered part-time incarcerated because they can keep their jobs, go to work during the day, and stay at the facility while not at work. Full-time incarcerated inmates live and work within and around the facility.
Both types of offenders have many programs available to them through our Counseling Department. Caseworkers help Work Release program offenders find suitable work and follow up with their probation officers to insure the residents are complying with court orders.
Counselors work with the inmates by providing programs that help to reduce recidivism (returning to confinement by reoffending).Counselor programs:
- Re-entry Skills
- Motivation for Change
- Problem Solving
Video court visits, compassionate visits, funeral leave visits and attorney visits are set up through the counseling department. Offenders have access to the Law library as well for research. If offenders have questions, the counselors and caseworkers can help them navigate the somewhat confusing legal system by looking into their cases and pointing them in the right direction. By investing in themselves, offenders gain confidence to succeed once they reenter society. The Counseling Department works with offenders to give them the best chance for a positive outcome.
Educational and Vocational Training Programs for Offenders
The Gwinnett County Department of Corrections provides vocational training to inmates who meet qualifying criteria. Inmates selected for the program receive classroom and hands-on instruction in areas such as combination welding, HVAC, building maintenance, and computer science. This training is provided through a partnership between the department, the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the Center of Industry and Technology; and it is funded by a federal grant under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).
The department's vocational training program has received numerous awards for innovative job training and has been featured on Georgia Public Television. Inmates participating in this program must complete their regular work assignments and attend classes during non-working hours.
The department also provides Literacy and GED classes for inmates, with GED testing conducted on-site. In addition, self-help programs such as Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Family Violence, Victim Impact, and voluntary religious services are available.
Gwinnett County Corrections provides our offenders with a host of religious service and self-improvement opportunities through volunteers who graciously give of their time, talent, and treasure.
The programs they provide are as follows: Library activity (where inmates can browse, check out and read over 2000 books and literature to help them pass the time), self-help classes like Alcoholics Anonymous (or AA as it is commonly referred to), Narcotics Anonymous (commonly referred to as NA), Stress and Anger management classes, Bible Study, and Jumma. On Sundays we have church service for both our male and female inmate population, with the times listed below. We also have guest speakers and music provided by various band from across the metro Atlanta area.
The schedule below is subject to change as needed:
|5pm - Women’s Church Service
|7pm - Men's Church Service
|7pm - Library
|7pm - AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
|7pm - Bible Study
|7pm - Library & Bible Study
|1pm - Jumma
|7pm-Stress & Anger Management
|7pm - NA Narcotics Anonymous
The Gwinnett County Correctional Complex, an 800-bed facility located at 750 Hi Hope Road in Lawrenceville, was built and completed in 2002. With a building that is over 20 years old, maintenance and repair is a must. When there are items that need addressing such as issues with light bulbs, sinks, toilets, or a roof leak, our Building Maintenance Supervisor works closely with Gwinnett Facilities Department to fix the problem quickly so daily operations will be minimally affected. The Building Maintenance Supervisor regularly inspects the building for updates or future repairs needed before they become a problem. By regularly maintaining the building, we plan to use this facility for years to come.
Building Maintenance Supervisor
Mr. Harold Barton
The Food Service Department staff meets all nutritional requirements that are set forth by the Department of Health. They also comply with all governing federal, state, and local laws. The department continues to meet all American Correctional Association standards.
The current food and health inspection rating of our kitchen is an A - 100%.
The department must maintain a safe, secure, and sanitary environment at all times. Food Service Department staff and inmate workers operate as one unit to serve meals. Both staff, as well as the offender populations, receive meals. Food-related support for the work crews is also produced by the Food Service Department. More than 30 inmate workers assist in the production of meals every day. The offender population is served three meals a day; there are over 300,000 meals produced annually.
The Food Services Department performs services in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the Department of Corrections and Gwinnett County.