CSRA Probation Services, Inc. has demonstrated a standard of excellence in the field of court services. We are uniquely qualified to provide a wide array of community supervision options to local courts, counties, and cities. Our services are generally offender funded which results in no cost to the courts or the taxpayers. We provide services that result in significant savings to the cities, counties, and courts that we serve. Our services, from managing a hands-on supervision program to assisting with administrative support, provide a direct benefit to the court, the offender, and the community.
The company was established in response to a need for local, privatized misdemeanor probation services due to a state policy of suspending misdemeanor probation services. Since inception, the company has grown to serve over 170 courts in Georgia within a 46 county area from 37 offices, and provides various specialty and administrative functions. The overall focus has evolved from basic misdemeanor probation supervision to include a broad spectrum of community supervision programs.
CSRA Probation Services, Inc. is registered with the County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council of Georgia. We meet or exceed all qualifications and standards established for private probation providers. We maintain liability insurance and all employees are bonded.
Michael Popplewell is President of CSRA Probation Services, Inc.. Mike grew up in Augusta, Georgia earning degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Augusta College in 1979. In January 1980, he began a career as a probation officer with the Georgia Department of Offender Rehabilitation. He served in various capacities with the state of Georgia for 18 years. During his time with the state, Mike served as a field officer, transfer officer, circuit drug testing specialist, circuit public information officer, and started and supervised a circuit-wide intensive probation supervision program.
In November 1997 Mike left the state of Georgia and founded a private probation company, CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) Probation Services, Inc. He began operations with a single office, one employee and six contracts. Within two years the company had five offices and serviced twenty-eight courts within a ten county area. In March of 2010 he purchased Georgia Corrections Corporation and most recently he acquired Pathways Community Corrections. Today, his companies provide probation services to 170 courts within a 46 county area from 37 offices.
In addition to probation services, Mike provides consulting services to other agencies including directing the start-up of private probation services for a company in the state of Kentucky. Mike's companies also provides supporting services to courts around the state such as PreTrial Diversion Programs, Bond Supervision, Accountability Courts supervision, Electronic Monitoring (both SCRAM and GPS), and Drug and Alcohol testing programs.
Mike has been recognized as a leader and innovator in the field of community corrections. In order to promote increased success in probation services, he developed the SuperVision Smartphone App, an ETIP (Early Termination Incentive Plan) program, an online reporting form, an offender satisfaction survey, as well as providing an online payment function to make paying fines and fees as convenient as possible.
Mike was a founding member of the Private Probation Association of Georgia and served 4 consecutive terms as president. He is also a founding member of the Community Corrections Association of Georgia and currently sits on the board of directors. Mike is active in many national organizations and he holds memberships in: American Probation and Parole Association, American Correctional Association, Georgia Probation Association, International Community Corrections Association, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and the Correctional Technology Association.
Mike and his wife, Christie, have been married for 35 years. They have three grown children and three grand children. Mike is active in his church where he serves as Chairman of the Trustees and teaches high school Sunday school class.
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Ginny D. Kent is Director of Operations for CSRA Probation Services, Inc. She began her career in the court services industry as a probation officer with CSRA in January 1999. She was named Region Manager in 2003 and Director of Operations in 2007. During her tenure at CSRA she has worked in various areas of general client supervision, indigent defense administration, pre-trial diversion and bond supervision program coordination, drug testing training and certification and electronic monitoring. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/Social Work from Georgia Southern University.
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Margie Greene is Director of Business Development for CSRA Probation Services, Inc.and founder of Georgia Corrections Corporation (GCC) where she served as CEO and Director of Probation for fifteen years. Greene previously served as Chief Clerk of Court for Monroe County Probate Court. Her vast court administrative experience enabled her to develop a high quality probation service based on individual court needs. In 2009, GCC received distinctive recognition from the County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council as a “stellar” probation service. Greene obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Tift College at Mercer University.
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Amanda Garrett is Director of Probation Services for CSRA Probation Services, Inc. She is a native of Coffee County and began her career as a probation officer serving the State Court of Coffee County in October 1996. In 2003, she was promoted to Program Manager with oversight over three offices. In 2009 she was promoted to Regional Director and in 2013 she was promoted to State Coordinator with Providence Community Corrections.
Amanda received her Associates of Arts in Psychology from South Georgia College and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Valdosta State University. Amanda began working in the court system in 1994 as a work study student with the Solicitors office of Coffee County. Part of her duties there involved working with the Victim Witness Assistance Program.
Amanda has received training in Quality Assurance for Case Management, Domestic Violence Intervention, Anger Management, and Character Development. Amanda currently serves as Vice President of the Community Corrections Association of Georgia.
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Jeremy Brett is the Quality Assurance Director for CSRA Probation Services. He began in the court system as Probation Officer in 2001 in Sandersville GA. Brett has since served as a Regional Director managing over 8 offices and servicing 15 courts in Georgia and Florida providing client supervision, urinalysis testing, bond supervision and GPS electronic monitoring. He also manages the client supervision computer based program that is on the cutting edge of technology and diversity for CSRA customers and clients. Brett attended Florida State University where he majored in Interdisciplinary Sociology and was a member of the 1999 National Championship Football Team.
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Steve Queen is Director of Field Services. Steve joined CSRA in 2017 via the
acquisition of another probation firm. Steve has over 25 years of experience
as a Probation State Director. He has been instrumental in the development
of standards and programs for many Georgia courts and brings valuable
knowledge and experience to his role with CSRA. Steve began his professional
career as a Probation Officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections in
1990. He was an early leader within the misdemeanor probation industry and
served as Vice President of another private probation company for nearly
twenty-five (25) years prior to his move to CSRA. Steve has directed the
establishment of more than a thirty (30) new offices and implementation of
new programs to serve new court customers. He has served in numerous
management positions and, through his current assignment, will be a key
member of the CSRA executive management team. Steve graduated from
Gainesville College with his Associates Degree in Political Science and
from Georgia State University with his Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
(Pre-Law). He also holds memberships or certifications with P.O.S.T.
(Certified Probation Officer), Georgia Professional Association of Community
Supervision, Community Corrections Association of Georgia, National
Association of Probation Executives, and Big Brother/Big Sister of Atlanta
(Volunteer / Mentor).