Atlanta - Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Reentry (GOTSR) Deputy Director, Jay Sanders has been reappointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC).

Sanders began his career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 1992 as a probation officer. His professional work experience also includes: regional training coordinator, hearing officer, and public safety training instructor. In his current role as Deputy Director of GOTSR, Sanders is responsible for the management of grant funds which support the statewide prisoner reentry initiative.

Sanders earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Pensacola Christian College and a master’s degree in social administration from Georgia Southwestern State University.

When asked his thoughts regarding the reappointment and the work being done by the CJCC, Sanders stated, “It is an honor to be reappointed to the CJCC, and I look forward to working with the other council members and the excellent staff. The agency does a tremendous job each year in administering millions of dollars directly to violent crime victims and their families as well as to local law enforcement to assist in their efforts. I am glad to have a small part in this effort.”

Sanders’ reappointment is to the Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) Advisory Committee as a citizen member. The SAC is the CJCC’s information and data hub on policy, research and evaluation issues as related to the criminal justice system.

The CJCC was created by the Georgia General Assembly in 1981. The Council is an Executive Branch agency which represents the culmination of many efforts to establish a statewide body tasked with building consensus and unity among the State's diverse and interdependent criminal justice system components. CJCC is tasked with eleven areas of criminal justice coordination. Among those responsibilities is to serve as the statewide clearinghouse for criminal justice information and research; develop criminal justice legislative and executive policy proposals; and serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor on issues impacting the criminal justice system.

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