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|Federal Priorities Task Force|
The Council’s first member Task Force on Federal Priorities released its report in late May. Chaired by former Georgia Governor and Congressman Nathan Deal, its mission was to articulate a consensus view of the actionable, politically-viable steps that the federal government can take in the short- to medium-term that will produce the greatest improvements in public safety and the administration of justice.
The diverse group came to consensus on 15 proposals that are realistic and achievable, yet also capable of producing profound change.
Task Force Members
Council Task Forces
As part of its array of activities, the Council sponsors Independent Task Forces composed of individual Council members that produce reports with findings and policy recommendations on matters of concern. Task Force subjects are selected by Council leadership and deliberations are facilitated by Council staff and consultants, but the Task Forces are solely responsible for the content of their reports. Neither the Council’s Board of Directors nor its Board of Trustees approves or disapproves the reports.
Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Task Force members aim to reach a meaningful consensus on findings and policy proposals through private, nonpartisan discussions. Task Force members are asked to join a consensus signifying that they endorse the general policy thrust and judgments reached by the group, though not necessarily every finding and recommendation. Each Task Force member also has the option of putting forward an additional or a dissenting view. Members’ affiliations are listed in reports for identification purposes only and do not imply institutional endorsement. Task Force observers may participate in discussions, but are not asked to join the consensus.