With assistance from the Foundation-supported National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems,  Georgia recently saw significant juvenile justice reforms when Governor Nathan Deal signed a sweeping rewrite of the juvenile code that will keep juveniles charged with status offenses from being held in detention centers. A greater emphasis on community-based alternatives will increase the likelihood of young offenders receiving substance abuse counseling or being enrolled in family therapy programs. Media coverage included an article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle

Juvenile Justice, Justice, United States, Youth