The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), the State of Georgia’s executive criminal justice agency, received 8 competitive grant opportunities from federal agencies, including: the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics,
CJCC Summary of Senate Bill 187
Effective as of July 1, 2014, SB 187 authorizes three significant changes to the Victims Compensation statute. In addition to provided expanded claim time for crime victims, the statute additionally expanded to allow victims who were minors at the time of victimization to assert their claims up to 3 years after their 18th birthday. To read more our more in depth summary of the changes this statute heralds, please read more below!
2013 Statewide Accountability Court Funding Use and Needs Survey
The Georgia Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) is pleased to release the final report of the 2013 Statewide Accountability Court Funding Use and Needs Survey. In June 2013, SAC launched a project to survey and interview judges and court coordinators on behalf of the Accountability Court Funding Committee. The goal was to determine current needs for services and funding in Georgia's state-funded accountability courts. Data analysis found that courts are operating at 85% capacity-in part due to staff and treatment shortages. Offenders attending accountability courts face significant barriers, which may preclude some eligible participants from receiving the assistance they need. Such barriers include a lack of readily accessible transportation, housing, and employment.
The Criminal Justice Grants Committee has a scheduled meeting by conference call for Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Please cont