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‘Probationers are customers’


Mike Popplewell had no idea he’d be running a private probation  company – let alone Georgia’s largest – when he took job as a  rank-and-file state probation officer nearly four decades ago.

His  CSRA Probation Services, which this year celebrates its 20th  anniversary, now has more than 150 employees at 33 offices around the  state. The 60-year-old south Augusta-reared businessman also has become  something of a consultant to the growing national industry, which  supervises misdemeanor probationers for courts in nearly a dozen states.


CSRA Probation Services acquires Sentinel

 An Evans-based probation services firm on Monday announced it has  acquired Sentinel Offender Services’ statewide operations, effectively  ending the embattled California company’s misdemeanor probation business  in Georgia. 


Gov. Deal appoints Steve Queen, Board of Community Supervision

Queen is the director of field services for CSRA Probation Services,  Inc. He began his career as a probation officer with the Georgia  Department of Corrections in 1990 and has more than 25 years of  experience as a probation state director.