In the News
Notable actions taken on behalf of those affected by crime and incarceration, including the offended, the offenders, their families and affected communities.
HOUSE PASSES BIPARTISAN BILL TO SUSTAIN FUNDING FOR VICTIM SERVICE PROGRAMS
"The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation on Wednesday that will strengthen and protect critical grant funding for victim services. Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grants are the largest source of federal funding for programs providing services for victims. These grants are also the only source of federal funding for victim compensation programs, which can help victims pay medical bills or cover lost wages."
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMERS PRAISE GOV. KEMP FOR SIGNING PROBATION SYSTEM OVERHAUL
"A coalition of criminal justice reform advocates praised Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for signing into law earlier this week a bill that would streamline processes within the state's probation system. Senate Bill 105 garnered bipartisan support, passing 169-2 in the Georgia House of Representatives and unanimously in the State Senate. Supporters say it is key to ending a "probation to prison pipeline" that continues to contribute to the problem of overincarceration."
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Offers Community Resources Database - The database consists of more than 1,200 resources statewide. DJJ will continue to add to the database as new resources become available.
Georgia Department of Community Supervision Offers Reentry Services - Services are delivered through state and local collaboration from the time of [a person's] entry to prison through their successful transition, reintegration, and aftercare in the community.
Georgia Office of Victim Services - Frequently Asked Questions