N.C. Department of Correction - Correction News - December 1996

Parole Commission Offers New Services to Crime Victims

Raleigh - The state Post-Release Supervision and Parole Commission has hired its first full-time staff member to coordinate services for victims of crime.

Karen George, NC Parole Commission Victim Services Coordinator

Karen Taylor George, a resident of Fuquay-Varina, was named to the position by Commission Chairman Juanita H. Baker. Her duties will include providing information to and meeting with crime victims, making presentations to victim advocacy groups, interacting with other criminal justice agencies and serving as the Commission's spokesperson on victim issues. She assumed the position on Nov. 12.

Ms. Taylor George is a native of Clifton Forge, Va. She received a bachelor of science in psychology from James Madison University. Prior to joining the Commission, she was a pre-sentence investigator with Greenwood (S.C.) Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. During her tenure in that position, she developed, implemented and managed two programs for victims of crime.

"Ms. Taylor George brings a wealth of energy, creativity and intellect to this position," Commission Chairman Baker said in making the announcement. "The Commission has made great strides in recent years in working with victims, and having a full-time staff member devoted to this important issue will help us provide better services to this group of citizens who for too long have been overlooked by the criminal justice system."

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