Criminal Justice Reform Council of Georgia (CJRC)-A Review and What’s Next

A recent conversation with Thomas Worthy, who Co-Chairs the Criminal Justice Reform Council (CJRC), along with Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, revealed that all of the CJRC's recommendations contained in its January 2016 report were included in SB 367, which passed the General Assembly unanimously and was signed by Governor Deal on April 27, 2016.

See the Legislative Summary for SB 367 here: http://tinyurl.com/j4a7nme

When asked what is next, Mr. Worthy replied, “The Council is going to spend 2016 studying restoring judicial discretion in criminal sentencing and the effectiveness of Georgia's probation system as a whole.”

In related news, Judge Boggs is serving on the National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices along with JC/AOC Policy Analyst James Rodatus.
http://www.ncsc.org/Newsroom/News-Releases/2016/Task-Force-on-Fines-Fees-and-Bail-Practices.aspx

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