The Georgia Resource Center
Promoting a Fair and Reliable Criminal Justice System in Georgia

Georgia Resource Center receives award from the Arc of Georgia

On August 24, 2013, the Georgia Resource Center received The Arc of Georgia's annual Diedre O'Brien Award for outstanding advocacy on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The Arc of Georgia has long advocated on behalf of this constituency and was instrumental in helping to pass Georgia's statutory ban on the execution of persons with intellectual disability (formerly "mental retardation").   Arc of Georgia President Torin Togut specifically referenced the Resource Center's recent work in the Warren Hill case as part of the impetus for directing this year's award to the Center.  Director Brian Kammer received the award on behalf of the Center and discussed the Center's quarter century of advocacy on behalf of prisoners with intellectual and developmental disabilities in his acceptance comments.