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International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology

625 Richardson Rd.

Fortson, Georgia 31808

United States

Company Description

IACFP is one of the oldest affiliates of the American Correctional Association (ACA; Our members participate in the ACA's Mental Health Committee, the International Relations Committee, and the Professional Affiliates Council. IACFP co-spons ... more

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Employment History

Director of Mental Health

Department of Corrections

Director of the Child Psychology Internship Rotation

Eisenhower Army Medical Center


Member of Institutional Review Board
Georgia State University


Clinical Child Psychology

Wright State University


Cardinal Stritch University


Antioch University


Catholic University of America

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International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology [cached]

Jim Degroot, Ph.D,

Director of Mental Health
Georgia Dept. of Mental Health (770) 356-1830

International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology [cached]

Jim Degroot, Ph.D,

Director of Mental Health
Georgia Dept. of Mental Health (770) 356-1830

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Jim Degroot, President

Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes for Physicians and Health Administrators | National Commission on Correctional Health Care [cached]

James DeGroot, PhD, State Mental Health Director, Georgia Department of Corrections

Dr. DeGroot, a licensed psychologist, has worked in correctional mental health for 26 years. He worked for seven years at Georgia's maximum security prison and has been the state mental health director for 19 years. He has testified for the PREA Commission, at NIC hearings and as a defendant expert for state DOCs in federal court. Dr. DeGroot serves on a number of boards and committees that are working to enhance public mental health and public safety, reduce recidivism and facilitate reentry (e.g., the Crisis Intervention Team Advisory Board, Georgia's Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council, the Association of Correctional Mental Health Administrators' Administrative Committee and the Georgia NAMI Board of Directors). He is the president-elect of the International Association of Correctional and Forensic Psychology.

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Dr. James F. Degroot, Ph.D.

Dr. DeGroot received his doctorate in 1984 in Developmental Child Psychology. He did postdoctoral study at Wright State University in 1983- 1984 in Clinical Child Psychology. While in the U.S. Army, he had faculty appointments in the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Programs at Letterman Army Medical Center and Eisenhower Army Medical Center, and subsequently at the Medical College of Georgia. He was also the Director of the Child Psychology Internship rotation at Eisenhower from 1985 to 1987 and at the Medical College of Georgia from 1987 to 1990. ? Dr. DeGroot has been the Director of Mental Health for Georgia's Department of Corrections for 16 years. He was the point person in updating and implementing Georgia's Correctional Mental Health policies and procedures during civil rights class action lawsuits from 1994-1998 and 2002- 2004. In addition to focusing on the delivery of mental health care within Georgia's prisons, he has also been involved in a number of initiatives to lower the incarceration rate of mental health consumers and enhance re-entry programs.

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