Author Topic: Ga. criminal justice reform to focus on rehabilitation  (Read 1193 times)

Offline snippy

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Might need to keep an eye on this. Drug Courts don't need to send anyone to Narconon or any Scientology front group, but I can see them making a pitch, especially since there is funding involved. The legislation needs to keep up standards while allowing more people to choose rehab over incarceration.

Next phase of Ga. criminal justice reform to focus on rehabilitation

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As his office begins to craft the next phase of the overhaul, Deal has sought input from the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and other groups. The Rev. Raphael Warnock, who leads Ebenezer Baptist Church, said he was encouraged that the state was undergoing a shift toward being “smart on crime and not just hard on crime.”


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Re: Ga. criminal justice reform to focus on rehabilitation
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 21:53 »
Might need to keep an eye on this. Drug Courts don't need to send anyone to Narconon or any Scientology front group, but I can see them making a pitch, especially since there is funding involved. The legislation needs to keep up standards while allowing more people to choose rehab over incarceration.

Next phase of Ga. criminal justice reform to focus on rehabilitation

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As his office begins to craft the next phase of the overhaul, Deal has sought input from the 100 Black Men of Atlanta and other groups. The Rev. Raphael Warnock, who leads Ebenezer Baptist Church, said he was encouraged that the state was undergoing a shift toward being “smart on crime and not just hard on crime.”

Sounds like a good opportunity for an information campaign.
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