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Gov. Deal Wants Review of Juvenile Justice System

Gov. Nathan Deal urged judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and legislators serving on a criminal-justice reform commission Monday to consider every part of the juvenile justice system for 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 the success Ohio and Texas have experienced by shifting most of their juvenile program to counties operating with state grants.

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Jennifer Laudano | 202.540.6321
Public Safety Performance Project

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