National studies have determined that
accountability court programs reduce recidivism among non-violent offenders and
reduce incarceration expenses to state and local governments. But what about
Georgia’s accountability court programs?
To answer this question, the Council of
Accountability Court Judges and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
partnered with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to conduct an analysis
of the 1,729 adult accountability court graduates in fiscal year 2017. That
analysis found that accountability courts were estimated to have generated
$38.2 million in economic benefits to Georgia!
To view the report
titled, The Estimated Economic Impacts
and Benefits of Accountability Court Programs in Georgia, please click here.