Georgia: Monitoring Data Trends after 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiative Reforms

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Justice Center on 11/2021 by Angela Gunter, Alison Martin

After several months of analysis and policy development, in 2017 Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed Act 226, which codified the Justice Reinvestment policy framework developed by the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform. It included policies to reduce lengthy probation terms and large probation caseloads, improve the cost-effectiveness of responses to probation and parole violations, and improve handling of legal financial obligations for people on felony probation. Since then, Georgia has achieved many of its reform goals and has implemented processes to track relevant data to monitor the use of new policies.