In this video we hear from Bart Lubow, Director of the Juvenile Justice Strategy Group; Patrick McCarthy, President & CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; and the Honorable Carol Hunstein, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Atlanta
William Ecenbarger, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, recently published the first comprehensive documentation of perhaps the most troubling scandal in recent juvenile justice history. In this session, the author summarizes what happened and share insights regarding what could and should have prevented it.
Juvenile justice reform has been in the spotlight in Georgia in 2013. At the state level, Governor Nathan Deal established a “special council” to examine how to strengthen the juvenile justice so that kids are held accountable, but in more appropriate alternatives that produce better public safety outcomes at less cost to taxpayers. This has resulted in passage of a completely revamped juvenile code, appropriation of $5 million for new alternatives, and important new policies restricting the inappropriate use of confinement. Meanwhile, Clayton County continues to shine as a JDAI site and recently took the initiative to assemble additional Georgia counties to pursue detention reform. Georgia stakeholders share these recent successes.