This brief report describes the Crime and Justice Institute’s (CJI) role in supporting Georgia legislators in identifying data-driven, evidence-based policies that would improve public safety while controlling corrections costs and, ultimately, passing criminal justice reform legislation.

The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI), in partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts, provided technical assistance, bringing expertise in data and systems analysis and evidence-based correctional practices to support the bipartisan Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians, which was established by the Georgia General Assembly, in reaching its goals.

The reform bill, House Bill 1176, which was signed into law in May 2012 is expected to save Georgia $264 million in corrections spending by 2018 and prevent the projected growth of the prison population.

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