Economic Impact Study
National studies have determined that accountability court programs reduce recidivism among non-violent offenders and reduce incarceration expenses to state and local governments. But what about Georgia’s accountability court programs?
To answer this question, the Council of Accountability Court Judges and the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council partnered with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government to conduct an analysis of the 1,729 adult accountability court graduates in fiscal year 2017. That analysis found that accountability courts were estimated to have generated $38.2 million in economic benefits to Georgia!