Atlanta Repeat Offender Commission Publishes 2017-2018 Report

Linked below please find the Executive Summary as well as the complete Repeat Offender Commission 2017-2018 Report.

·    Click here for the Executive Summary.

·    Click here for the full report.

The report is based on an extensive review of police and court records examining cases of individuals who have been convicted of three or more felonies in the City of Atlanta in 2017 and 2018. The report contains a detailed scorecard of Superior Court and Magistrate Court judges’ sentencing records of Repeat Offenders so that the public can understand that there is a wide variance in how judges sentence repeat offenders.

The highlights include the Commission’s recommendations designed to:

•Create greater transparency, accountability and public oversight of the Fulton County Judicial system.

•Spark systematic improvements in the collaboration and efficiency of agencies involved.

This report serves as a baseline of data, statistics, findings and recommendations in an effort to create additional dialogue and engagement by the public, news media, as well as each of the agencies involved in the judicial process. It is important to understand the data has been gathered directly from the Judicial system with no agenda other than to create transparency thru this report.

The Commission will continue its efforts at process improvement in the coming months, and this report will be updated quarterly beginning in 2020, so that the public can track our progress. As always, our goal is to ensure that Atlanta sustains and enhances the substantial progress we’ve made to make our city safer.