Fulton County Government

Justice Reinvestment Initiative

The Board of Commissioners authorized the Justice Reinvestment Initiative in January 2017 to develop a system-wide plan to drive better outcomes across the justice agencies.

Average Jail Population

Outcomes

Consistent with the goals of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, our reform ideas are designed to accomplish the following outcomes:

 

 

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Investments

From General Fund
in 2017$7.4M
From General Fund
in 2018$5.4M

Opportunities for future investment funding and increases include: grants, justice agencies’ budget underruns, and operational efficiency gains.

Governance

A newly-chartered JUSTICE COORDINATING COMMITTEE works to further the mission and achieve the outcomes of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative. It is supported by five, internal working groups staffed with subject-matter experts from within the County.

Impacts

We intend to achieve important system-wide impacts as a result of implementing this collection of reforms.