Thu., May 2, 2013 6:29am
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to sign into law a sweeping overhaul of the state's juvenile justice system. The regulations are aimed at reducing the number of repeat juvenile offenders and the costs associated with them.
Thu., April 25, 2013 7:12pm
Governor Nathan Deal has signed the second round of a criminal justice bill into law.
Thu., February 7, 2013 5:00pm
Georgia’s top judge told lawmakers Thursday that the state’s tough approach to juvenile offenders isn’t paying off. Justice Carol Hunstein, the Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, said it’s time to apply lessons learned from adult criminal justice reform to youth offenders.
Thu., February 7, 2013 10:30am
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein will give her fourth and final State of the Judiciary Address Thursday morning. A major highlight of her speech will be juvenile justice reform, a main point of concern for the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform, on which Hunstein serves.
Tue., January 15, 2013 11:23am
As Georgia state lawmakers tackle juvenile justice reform this year, they are also expected to expand on last year's overhaul of the adult criminal justice system. Last year's recommendations focused on rewriting the state's sentencing laws to emphasize rehabilitating relatively low-risk nonviolent offenders in community-based supervision programs rather sending them to prison
Wed., December 19, 2012 9:27am
A special council is recommending that Georgia's juvenile justice system use its out-of-home facilities for the most serious offenders and strengthen community programs to reduce recidivism. A report with recommendations from the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform was made public Tuesday.
Thu., December 13, 2012 8:54am
A committee appointed by Georgia's governor to study criminal justice reform and make recommendations to state lawmakers is set to discuss its suggestions at its final meeting Thursday.
Tue., September 18, 2012 4:01pm
A special juvenile justice council appointed by the Governor met Tuesday to review new data on young criminal offenders. It shows that underage Georgians who are locked up for breaking the law often commit another crime later.
Thu., March 29, 2012 4:56pm
In a unanimous vote, the State House approved an amended proposal to overhaul Georgia’s criminal justice system. With final passage, now the bill heads to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk for a signature.
Wed., March 21, 2012 6:25am
After months of debate, the proposal to overhaul Georgia's criminal justice system is headed to a vote in the state House, perhaps as early as Wednesday. The legislation, which aims to balance public safety with more cost-effective ways to deal with the state's non-violent offenders, quickly cleared the joint legislative panel on the issue on Tuesday.