Council of Accountability Court Judges (CACJ), is pleased to share a
publication prepared by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the
University of Georgia. Both publications highlight the significant
accomplishments of accountability courts across the state of Georgia.
Processes and Outcomes publication is the result of many state and local
partners’ collaborative efforts to showcase the benefits of accountability
courts in criminal justice reform, and the impact the programs have achieved so
from recent recidivism studies are promising. More specifically, any amount of
participation in an accountability court, regardless of completion, leads to
lower recidivism. In addition to breaking the cycle of addiction and mental
illness, thus lowering recidivism and prison costs, accountability courts save
almost $5,000 per participant over traditional adjudication and incarceration.
To view the Executive Summary of The Council of
Accountability Court Judges: Processes and Outcomes report click here.