July 20: Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia

Join Judge David Sweat on Saturday, July 20, from 2-4 p.m. as he presents “Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia.”

As one of the people most responsible for the efforts in the past few years to reform the legal system in Georgia, Judge Sweat has a personal, unique perspective on this issue. Judge Sweat writes:
“In the recent years, Georgia and other states have reformed processes for addressing non-violent criminal conduct.  Georgia has been a national leader in adopting changes which increase public safety and reduce expense to taxpayers. Recognizing that criminal behavior is frequently correlated to substance abuse, poverty, and mental illness, Georgia and other states have revised criminal codes and implemented court programs to address underlying causes of criminal behavior. Since most individuals incarcerated in prison return to the community, Georgia enhanced re-entry programs to reduce high rates of recidivism.  Changes in availability of criminal records has increased access to employment.”

Please preregister at the Stepping Stones table or by clicking here.[https://forms.gle/CMQ3iekb4yEnCoJJ8].

This event will only be held if at least ten people have preregistered.

For further information, contact Vivian Sellers.(vpsellers@gmail.com).

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