Gov. Nathan Deal: Named Governor of the Year

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Gov. Nathan Deal: Named Governor of the Year

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Deal named Governor of the Year

The National Association of Drug Court Professionals honors leader in reform movement

 The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) today named Gov. Nathan Deal the 2014 Governor of the Year at its 20th annual training conference. The organization is comprised of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, probation officers, treatment providers, social workers and other court personnel.

“I’m humbled by this award and honored to accept it on behalf of all those who work relentlessly on enhancing our state’s justice systems,” Deal said. “I’m deeply grateful to those who’ve endeavored to create a safer Georgia with a more effective approach to corrections. Since taking office, my administration has worked with state legislators, policy experts, judicial system stakeholders and the faith-based community to enact landmark criminal justice reforms.

“In Georgia, we are offering misguided youth and nonviolent offenders a second chance, but ultimately we are creating productive citizens rather than more dangerous criminals. These bipartisan initiatives have already saved taxpayers $50 million. Public safety is enhanced while costs – in both lives and money – go down. That’s quite a victory, but our work isn’t done. We’ll continue building upon and investing in a smart-on-crime approach that will benefit Georgians and their communities for generations to come.”

About the NADCP Governor of the Year Award

As a national advocate for drug courts and criminal justice reform efforts, NADCP is at the forefront of recognizing leaders who have made a significant impact on these issues. The Governor of the Year award recipient must:

  • Be a U.S. governor at the time of the nomination
  • Demonstrate leadership in advancing public policy in the areas of Adult Drug Courts, DWI Courts, Family Treatment Courts, Juvenile Drug Courts, Mental Health Courts, Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, Veterans Treatment Courts, and/or Criminal Justice reform related to alternative sentencing for addicted individuals
  • Exemplify values and ethics associated with Adult Drug Courts, DWI Courts, Family Treatment Courts, Juvenile Drug Courts, Mental Health Courts, Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, and Veterans Treatment Courts.
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