Right on Crime Launches Criminal Justice Reform Initiative Today in Georgia

Atlanta — Right on Crime will launch a state-based effort in Georgia via a teleconference today at 11:00 a.m. The nationwide initiative, which is endorsed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese, aims to educate lawmakers about the commonsense criminal justice reforms that have cut crime and cut costs in states like Texas.

During the teleconference, Right on Crime will outline effective and data-driven reforms that could benefit Georgia as the state’s Criminal Justice Reform Council looks to release its recommendations in November, and Georgia seeks to revamp its criminal justice system based on the Council’s recommendations.

Speakers at today’s event include Marc Levin of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, who was monumental in working with the Perry administration and others to implement smart-justice reforms in Texas, David Keene, former chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Kelly McCutchen, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation.

Event: Right on Crime Teleconference

Date: Thursday, September 29

Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET)

Call-In Number: 866-240-5139


Marc Levin, Texas Public Policy Foundation

David Keene, former American Conservative Union chairman

Kelly McCutchen, president and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation

Right on Crime aims to spread awareness of the truly conservative position on criminal justice policy. The nationwide initiative believes that applying conservative principles, such as limited government, personal responsibility, and individual liberty, to criminal justice policy will decrease the system’s cost and help to protect citizens, prioritize victims and reform wrongdoers. Right on Crime has garnered the support of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Attorney General Ed Meese, and former Director of National Drug Control Policy Bill Bennett, along with more than two dozen other conservatives. For additional information, please visit www.rightoncrime.com

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: The Foundation, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2011, is an independent, state-based think tank that proposes practical, market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. The Foundation’s regular events include Leadership Breakfasts and Policy Briefing Luncheons. Weekly publications are the Friday Facts and Friday Idea commentaries. Visit www.georgiapolicy.org to read about innovative solutions to the state’s challenges or to watch streaming online video of Foundation events. Join the Foundation’s Facebook Fan Page, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gppf or join the discussion on the Foundation’s blog, The Forum, at http://forum.georgiapolicy.org/.

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