Gov. Deal to Reform Commission: Look at All Aspects of Juvenile Justice
Gov. Nathan Deal urged the judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and legislators serving on a criminal-justice reform commission Monday to consider every part of the juvenile justice system for possible overhaul.
"I want to charge you to look at that from the inception, and you will have the assistance of state officials," he said.
After the governor's five-minute pep talk, the commission heard from Jason Newman, a policy analyst with the Pew Center on the States, a Washington-based think tank. He pointed to success Ohio and Texas has experienced by shifting most of their juvenile program to counties operating with state grants.
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