The Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform was created by HB 349 during the 2013 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly. The Council’s charge was to conduct comprehensive reviews of criminal laws, criminal procedure, sentencing laws, adult correctional issues, juvenile justice issues, enhancement of probation and parole supervision, better management of the prison population and of the population in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and other issues related to criminal proceedings.
Georgia became a national model for criminal justice reform and the Georgia Department of Community Supervision was created as the collaborative result of many of these reforms. State lawmakers deserve praise for enacting a series of sentencing and correctional improvements based on data and the best available science about what works to reduce criminal behavior and save taxpayer dollars.
Below is a listing of previous reports from the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform: