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Georgia Passes Promise Scholarships and Expands Education Opportunity

Georgia Passes Promise Scholarships and Expands Education Opportunity

On April 23, 2024, Governor Brian Kemp signed SB 233, the Georgia Promise Scholarship Act, into law. This education savings account program—the first of its kind in Georgia—will allow eligible students to receive $6,500 state-funded scholarships that they can use to access the education option that best fits their needs.

Safer Kentucky Act: Six Crime Reforms Included and How They Help

Safer Kentucky Act: Six Crime Reforms Included and How They Help

The Safer Kentucky Act (House Bill 5) is a package of crime-related bills, including six GCO-recommended solutions for restoring community safety and better opportunities close to home, especially in impoverished neighborhoods that tend to bear the brunt of increasing violence.

Promise Scholarships Cross Major Hurdle

Promise Scholarships Cross Major Hurdle

On March 14, 2024, the Georgia House passed SB233, The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act. This bill is an important first step in extending an education lifeline to the over half-a-million kids stuck in failing public schools.

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Biden should stop ignoring Americans’ economic reality

Biden should stop ignoring Americans’ economic reality

Over the past few months, President Joe Biden has told Americans that the U.S. economy is strong,inflation is subsiding, and the job market is growing. The narrative being pushed is that everything is just fine. Many people, however, especially younger and poorer...

Biden should stop ignoring Americans’ economic reality

Gangs Are Back In San Diego

Gangs are re-emerging in Escondido, prompting the PD to reinstate the Gang crew. Former Assistant DA in Sacramento and former Senior Fellow at the California Justice Legal Foundation, and now Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives at the Georgia Center for...

Biden should stop ignoring Americans’ economic reality

The Voice of Reason with Andy Hooser: Guest Josh Crawford

In a compelling episode of The Voice of Reason, host Andy Hooser welcomes Josh Crawford to discuss the critical issues surrounding criminal justice reform. With his extensive expertise in public safety, Josh delves into the current state of the criminal justice...

Biden should stop ignoring Americans’ economic reality

Op-Ed: This Father’s Day, men are struggling. We need to help them

RANDY HICKS,  OPINION CONTRIBUTOR As we celebrate Father’s Day on June 16, it’s time for a renewed call to help men flourish in modern-day America. It’s well past time to begin addressing what has emerged as a deep problem in the United States: Aimless, lonely,...

Biden should stop ignoring Americans’ economic reality

Joshua Crawford on The Bill Cunningham Show

Josh Crawford, director of Criminal Justice Initiatives at the Georgia Center for Opportunity, joined The Bill Cunningham Show to discuss how crime is likely to influence the upcoming November election. Tune in to hear his expert analysis on this crucial issue. Listen...

Biden should stop ignoring Americans’ economic reality

Joshua Crawford Featured on The Steve Gruber Show

Josh Crawford, director of Criminal Justice Initiatives at the Georgia Center for Opportunity and a public safety policy leader, recently appeared on The Steve Gruber Show. In his interview, he explores the growing crime divide between Americans and politicians and...

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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