The Institute of Government has just published a new comprehensive report on the state's criminal justice systems, the Georgia Criminal Justice Data Landscape Report.
The report, funded by the Public Welfare Foundation, looks at the last decade of available criminal justice data. It provides data on criminal justice topics and data trends, including information on Georgia’s adult and juvenile justice reforms and how they have impacted criminal justice data trends.
The Institute produced the Georgia Criminal Justice Data Landscape Report to provide a single go-to source for data, charts, and explanatory narrative to offer context, historical trends, and insights into criminal justice trends in Georgia. Trend data on arrests and incarceration as well as data on youth in the justice system offer insights by region, race/ethnicity, and sex.
The report and supplemental documents on Georgia’s criminal court system and criminal justice reforms in the state are intended to be used for reference by decision makers in Georgia and elsewhere to understand historical trends. As the future of criminal justice policy is debated, trend and comparison data could provide both perspectives and context.
The Georgia Criminal Justice Data Landscape Report and supporting documents, including an executive summary and presentation slides covering the findings, can be found on the Institute’s website at https://cviog.uga.edu/publications/ga-criminal-justice-data-landscape-report.html.