Mr. Braucht is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor with over 14,000 hours of supervised psychotherapy and applied community psychology experience. His specialty is workforce development and continuous quality and outcome improvement consulting. George also enjoys facilitating behavioral health and social justice trainings with professional and peer service providers. He co-founded the Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) Academy, a peer recovery coach curriculum that is operational in several states. Before retiring from the State of Georgia, George created the Transitional Housing for Offender Reentry Directory and the Reentry Partnership Housing initiative, online resources describing recovery residences and other housing that are re-certified bi-annually. Other criminal justice projects he directed include implementing a statewide recovery counseling program for people on parole using the Partners for Change Outcome Management System and an intensive Enhanced Supervision Program training for parole, probation and correctional officers that incorporated Effective Practices in Community Supervision. More recently he assisted in developing and delivering curricula for Recovery Residence Manager Certification and on using the Recovery Capital Scale. George serves on the Board of the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences, is a Certified Trainer with the Heat and Soul of Change Project and he is a Charter Board Member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences where he current serves as Affiliates Committee Co-chair, Secretary and Technical Assistance Project Director.