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Dr. James Degroot F.

Director of Mental Health

Department of Corrections

HQ Phone: (608) 240-5000

Email: d***@***.us

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Department of Corrections

3099 East Washington Avenue

Madison, Wisconsin 53707

United States

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Director of the Child Psychology Internship Rotation


Director of Psychology Internship Rotations

Medical College of Georgia


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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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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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. Jim Degroot

Dr. Degroot earned his B.A. from Cardinal Stritch University in 1971, his M.A. from Antioch University in 1977, and his PhD from Catholic University of America in 1983. He did postdoctoral study at Wright State University in 1984. He was the Director of Psychology Internship rotations at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Medical College of Georgia. He also held a faculty appointment at the Medical College of Georgia.
Dr. DeGroot has been the Director of Mental Health for Georgia's Department of Corrections for 15 years. He previously worked as a psychologist at Georgia's maximum-security prison for 7 years.
Dr. DeGroot is currently a member of a number of boards that are working to reduce recidivism and facilitate re-entry (i.e. The Crisis Intervention Team Advisory Board, the Governor's Mental Health Summit, Georgia's Re-entry Impact Program, Georgia's Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council, The Crisis Intervention Team Steering Committee, and The Academic and Health Policy Institute on Correctional Health). He also works as an expert witness for jail and prison civil rights litigation and consults with both the Department of Juvenile Justice and the Social Security Administration. Additionally, he is a guest lecturer at a number of universities and is a member of Georgia State University's Institutional Review Board.
Jim and I have been running the affiliate's support group for about 11 years, and in that time period and have seen countless family members helped.

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Jim Degroot

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