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Nine Groups Call for Gov. Abbott to Appoint Task Force to Address School Policing, RGVProud

Citing recent police use of force on students in Texas schools by school resource officers, [on May 17th] nine advocacy organizations called on Governor Greg Abbott to establish a task force to examine school policing issues in preparation for the 2017 legislative session and school year.

Dear Decaturish – Georgia juvenile justice reform is model for the nation, Decaturish.com

In recent years, Georgians have quietly and decisively transformed the criminal justice system for adults and children alike. It’s a remarkable story of bipartisan cooperation and consensus-building . . .The process began more than four years ago when Gov. Nathan Deal set into motion a determined dialogue about how to reform the state’s criminal justice system.

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In 2011, the governor created the Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform to address the problems.

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Although it’s premature to offer conclusive data on life outcomes for adults and children affected by the new reforms, early data is strong.


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