Countryman Surrenders License To Boys Home
Invictus Owner Cleared of Criminal Charges By District Attorney
A controversial boys home owned by Greg Countryman is now closed according to DFACS, the state agency in charge of overseeing the home. Invictus Transformational Mental Health and Wellness Home closed late last month.
Residents vacated the property August 22nd and the license to operate was surrendered.
The boys home was flagged for multiple deficiencies dating back to last March by the Department of Human Services which controls the facility’s license .
Those deficiencies included lack of background checks, proper staffing, medication and failure to report allegations of abuse.
The agency’s website shows there was a pending denial of license this March before it was surrendered last month.
It was those allegations of failure to report abuse and mismanagement inside the home that prompted a criminal investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The GBI delivered it’s investigative file to District Attorney Julia Slater for a decision on how to proceed with the findings.
In a letter dated August 16th, DA Slater notes few of the allegations rise to a criminal nature. One instance she wrote, a report of alleged child abuse was delayed only two days , corrective measures were taken and criminal charges were not appropriate.
Slater also found no criminal wrongdoing after a resident with severe autism was arrested and taken to the Muscogee County Jail in effect clearing Greg Countryman and his staff of any criminal violations.
Coincidentally the local director of the Muscogee County DFACS Office left that position at the same time the boys home was closing but a Spokesman for the agency tells First News that it was just that, a coincidence and that Jena Jones had applied for and accepted another position within the Department.