Design Data-Driven, High-Yield Crime Prevention Efforts that can be sustained in Athens-Clarke County. This should include focused efforts regarding housing, education, youth development, employment, hunger prevention, neighborhood enrichment, healthcare, behavioral health supports and related tactics that are demonstrated to reduce crime. This work includes both immediate opportunities and long-term commitment on the part of Athens-Clarke County.
Bolster Criminal Justice System Responses that are equitable and supportive of civil rights, human dignity, and recidivism reduction. This should work to eliminate disparities in system treatment and outcomes by race and ethnicity, should be supportive of individual and community health, create a continuum of crime and crisis responses that are the most appropriate solutions to situations – including a range of professional roles beyond traditional armed responses, design ideal training and skill development for public safety officers, and enhance graceful returns to the Athens community from those that have served under incarceration or supervision that create new opportunity for those individuals.
Erin Barger, Liaison to Envision Athens Safety Team
David Beck, Diversion Center resident
John Donnelly, Public Defender
Rick Dunn, CCSD Graduation Coach Coordinator (retired)
Russell Gabriel, UGA Law School Faculty Member
Deborah Gonzalez, District Attorney
Kamau Hull, Juvenile Court Judge
John Lash, Georgia Conflict Center
Adam Lasilla, ACLU coordinator
Katie McFarland, Advantage Behavioral Health
Dr. Dawn Meyers, Social Emotional Learning Specialist, Foothills Education Charter High School
Gwen O’Looney, Former Athens-Clarke County Mayor
Cleveland Spruill, Athens-Clarke County Police Chief (or designee)