Thu., December 13, 2012 7:54am (EST)

Criminal Justice Reform Ideas Coming
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

FORSYTH, Ga.  —  
The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform is set to hold its final meeting Thursday and is expected to discuss its recommendations for lawmakers. The council has been meeting with outside experts and breaking into working groups over the last several months to discuss reform options. (Photo Courtesy of s_falkow via Flickr.)
The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform is set to hold its final meeting Thursday and is expected to discuss its recommendations for lawmakers. The council has been meeting with outside experts and breaking into working groups over the last several months to discuss reform options. (Photo Courtesy of s_falkow via Flickr.)
A committee appointed by Georgia's governor to study criminal justice reform and make recommendations to state lawmakers is set to discuss its suggestions.

The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform is set to hold its final meeting Thursday and is expected to discuss its recommendations for lawmakers. The council has been meeting with outside experts and breaking into working groups over the last several months to discuss reform options.

The council last year made recommendations to state lawmakers for this year's reform of the adult criminal justice system. When Gov. Nathan Deal extended its tenure in May, he asked council members to focus on the juvenile justice system.

The council was tasked with creating a report for the governor and state lawmakers by the end of the year.