Lt. Governor Duncan’s “LESS Crime Act” Passes House

ATLANTA (March 30, 2022) | Today, Lt. Governor Duncan's "LESS" (Law Enforcement Strategic Support) Crime Act passed the Georgia House of Representatives, paving the way for additional funding for local law enforcement agencies once signed by Governor Kemp. Endorsed by city, state and law enforcement leaders, the “LESS Crime Act” establishes a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit for Georgia taxpayers to directly contribute to public safety initiatives within their communities.

Statewide Model for Mental Health Emergency Co-Responder Program Passes Georgia House

ATLANTA (March 30, 2022) | Today, the Georgia House backed Senate Bill (SB) 403, championed by Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan as a modern approach to public safety through the creation of a statewide co-responder program. Also known as the “Georgia Behavioral Health and Peace Officer Co-Responder Act,” SB 403 promotes law enforcement partnerships with mental health professionals by setting up the framework for co-response teams in Georgia.

Lt. Governor Duncan’s “Fostering Success Act” Headed to Governor Kemp’s Desk

ATLANTA (March 30, 2022) | Today Lt. Governor Duncan’s “Fostering Success Act” reached full passage with unanimous Senate approval. Previously Senate Bill (SB) 370 and passed as House Bill (HB) 424, the “Fostering Success Act” serves as one of Lt. Governor Duncan’s top legislative priorities and seeks to increase resources for aged-out foster youth through a dollar-for-dollar state income tax credit.

Marsy’s Law for Georgia Recognizes Lt. Governor Duncan’s Leadership on Expanding Victims’ Rights

ATLANTA (March 28, 2022) | Marsy’s Law for Georgia recently gathered at the Georgia Capitol to award Lt. Governor Duncan with their organization’s “Champion Award Challenge Coin” in recognition of the Lt. Governor’s work on advancing protections for crime victims in Georgia through Senate Bill (SB) 441.

Senate Effort to Support Aged-Out Foster Youth Passes Georgia House

ATLANTA (March 16, 2022) | Yesterday, the Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed Lt. Governor Duncan’s “Fostering Success Act,” which enhances follow-up services for aged-out foster youth through a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.

Georgia Senate Unanimously Backs Statewide Model for Mental Health Emergency Response

ATLANTA (March 3, 2022) | Today the Georgia Senate approved Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan’s proposal establishing a statewide framework for implementation of co-responder programs. Building on the success of local programs currently in operation, the “Georgia Behavioral Health and Peace Officer Co-Responder Act” provides an integrated model for partnership and collaboration between behavioral health professionals and law enforcement to act as a team in responding to mental health emergency calls.   

Lt. Governor Duncan Op-Ed: A New Bipartisan Georgia Bill Is Re-funding the Police and Fighting Crime

Newsweek: It was a striking scene: Less than two years after the "Defund the Police" mantra became a rallying cry for the political left, the Democratic president of the United States stood shoulder-to-shoulder with New York City's newly elected Democratic mayor, a retired police captain who rose through the ranks of the New York Police Department.

Unanimous Senate Passage of Lt. Governor Duncan’s “LESS” Crime Act Receives Bipartisan Acclamation from State and City Leaders

ATLANTA (February 10, 2022) | Today Lt. Governor Duncan’s “LESS” (Law Enforcement Strategic Support) Crime Act passed the Senate with unanimous support. The “LESS Crime Act” establishes a new funding avenue for local law enforcement agencies through a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit.

Lt. Governor Duncan’s “Fostering Success Act” Receives Unanimous Senate Approval, Paving the Way for Increased Resources for Aged-Out Foster Youth

ATLANTA (February 8, 2022) | Today the Georgia Senate gave unanimous approval to Senate Bill (SB) 370, also known as the “Fostering Success Act.” As part of Lt. Governor Duncan’s priority to enhance Georgia’s foster care system, the “Fostering Success Act” creates a dollar-for-dollar state income tax credit that generates funds for youth who have recently aged out of the foster system.
 

Lt. Governor Duncan to Address Public Safety and Mental Health Care with Co-Responder Program

ATLANTA (January 31, 2022) | Today Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan unveiled a bipartisan plan that promotes collaboration between local law enforcement agencies and certified behavioral health specialists through the establishment of a statewide co-responder model.

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the “Georgia Behavioral Health and Peace Officer Co-Responder Act” will allow for the implementation of a co-responder model that combines the knowledge of law enforcement and mental health professionals to de-escalate behavioral health emergencies.