Category: Criminal Justice

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Data on Police Spending in Georgia

Poverty alleviation efforts such as TANF, as well as investments in mental health, education and other critical programs, can help reduce crime, and therefore the state’s reliance on the police. However, from 1977 to 2017, Georgia saw a 122 percent increase in spending on

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Standing with Black Lives

Amid the ongoing protests and demonstrations against police brutality, frustration over the deep and long-standing inequities in our societies and systems is on full display. The sin of white supremacy and inadequate, often racist actions by our nation, our state,

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Telling the Unvarnished Truth About Georgia

As we close out Black History Month, I reflect on our commitment this month and every month to confront the troubled history that still reproduces disadvantage for hardworking Georgians. W.E.B. Du Bois debuted The Georgia Negro 120 years ago at

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Jumpstart Economic Opportunity with a Clean Slate

By: Stephanie Angel, Policy Fellow and Alex Camardelle, Senior Policy Analyst Introduction Tens of thousands of Georgia citizens return to their home communities from prison each year with hopes of being hired and supporting their families.[1] But far too many

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