From NLIHC – Over the past five years, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R) has launched criminal justice reform efforts that have made Georgia an exemplar in reentry innovation and recidivism reduction.
Housing advocates have mobilized around Governor Deal’s initiatives and have used the momentum from his efforts to push for housing programs targeted towards reducing recidivism. Advocates, including Paul Bolster of the Georgia Supportive Housing Alliance, Elizabeth Appley of Housing Georgia, and Doug Ammar of the Georgia Justice Project, formed a Reentry Housing Working Group. The working group—comprised of housing advocates, government officials, service providers, and others—will analyze and advocate for programs and policies that support successful reentry for returning citizens that will enable them to be successfully restored to their communities, reduce recidivism, promote public safety, and conserve limited public resources. Click here for the full article.