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Top Georgia judge urges juvenile justice reform

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 11:35 AM
Last updated 8:24 PM
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ATLANTA — Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein stressed the need to reform the state’s juvenile justice system in her fourth and final Sate of the Judiciary address.

According to prepared remarks, Hunstein urged lawmakers to read a report produced by the Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform and to act on the council’s recommendations.

She highlighted some successes of the adult criminal reform legislation which was passed last year and took into account many of the council’s recommendations. She said the state needs to take similar steps for juvenile offenders to divert lower-risk youth to community treatment programs rather than locking them up.

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dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/07/13 - 02:41 pm
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"She highlighted some

"She highlighted some successes of the adult criminal reform legislation"

Yeh, we reformed the legislation but unfortunately we haven't reformed any criminals. We didn't reduce crime. We just changed the definition of what constitutes a crime. Sorry judge, but I think we are going in the wrong direction.

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rmwhitley 02/07/13 - 09:36 pm
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13 year olds
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murder with full knowledge of their actions. Back on the streets at 21 to continue their evil ways.

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