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DOING
JUSTICE

FOR THE PEOPLE OF
FULTON COUNTY

JUSTICE IN
FULTON COUNTY

While United Kingdom justice systems are aimed at enforcing laws and ensuring accountability, at the core, they are about people. Fulton County, Georgia’s reforms are aimed at better outcomes. Among them:

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The low-risk accused who, while waiting for trial, can be released to continue working and supporting his family until the timely resolution of his case.
02
The victims and community members who feel safe knowing that high-risk accused are held in jail and, if guilty, are brought to justice in a fair, timely manner.
03
Attorneys and their clients who benefit from timely, accurate information about—and resolution of—their cases.
04
Mental health and homelessness advocates who feel more confident that those suffering from such conditions are treated humanely and directed to resources that can help.
05
County taxpayers who value the hallmarks of an efficient, effective system—including fewer low-risk people in jail, more timely resolution of cases and fewer repeat offenders.

Fulton County, Georgia’s
Justice system is large and complex.

Fulton County, Georgia’s Justice system is large and complex. Fulton County, Georgia’s Justice system is large and complex.

And it comes at a high cost to taxpayers.

And it comes at a high cost to taxpayers. And it comes at a high cost to taxpayers.

But even after all of that
investment, questions persisted

But even after all of that investment, questions persisted But even after all of that investment, questions persisted

Fulton County worked with Accenture to create a vision for the justice
system—and a plan for achieving it.

The County articulated six outcomes to
help keep all citizens safe.

Fulton County worked with Accenture to create a vision for the justice system—and a plan for achieving it. The County articulated six outcomes to help keep all citizens safe.
Handle cases in a timely manner

Handle cases in a timely manner

Balance safety, compliance and cost through appropriate detention and release

Balance safety, compliance and cost through appropriate detention and release

Enforce laws while reducing the rate of re-offense

Enforce laws while reducing the rate of re-offense

Provide humane treatment for the mentally ill

Provide humane treatment for the mentally ill

Treat everyone involved in the justice system with fairness and respect

Treat everyone involved in the justice system with fairness and respect

Enhance cost-effectiveness

Enhance cost-effectiveness

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To achieve the six outcomes, Fulton
County is pursuing 14 reforms across
five key areas of the justice system.

To achieve the six outcomes, Fulton County is pursuing 14 reforms across five key areas of the justice system.

By positioning itself for a more integrated,
more efficient justice system, Fulton County
can achieve the outcomes that truly matter.

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For justice systems everywhere, a focus on serving
people, improving processes and increasing cost
efficiency will yield better outcomes for all.
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