Pew Applauds Georgia Leaders for Enacting Comprehensive Public Safety Reform
Bipartisan legislation will reduce recidivism and cut costs.
The far-reaching package of reforms Governor Nathan Deal signed into law today places Georgia among a growing number of states leading the way towards data-driven, fiscally sound criminal justice systems. House Bill 1176 and accompanying budget measures were the product of an intensive bipartisan, inter-branch working group process and received unanimous support in both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly.
"This comprehensive new law reflects a bipartisan consensus about how to combat nonviolent crime," said Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States. "Georgia's leaders have developed a landmark set of reforms that will make communities safer and curb runaway corrections spending."
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