GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Hall County is taking its misdemeanor probation services in house.
The Hall County Probation Services Office is slated to open next March. It will have probation and supervisory jurisdiction of all misdemeanor offenses, including supervision, counseling and collection services.
"We have an advanced court system, and it's time that we advanced our probation services to equal the remainder of the organization," court administrator Reggie Forrester said in a statement.
The office, which is currently housed in rented space on Main Street in Gainesville, will move to a county-owned building on Browns Bridge Road.
The move will make Hall County one of the only judicial districts in the Southeast to have a one-stop shop for treatments services for courts, according to Forrester. It will save the county an estimated $3-4 million per year by keeping offenders out of jail.