Background & Approach
Gwinnett County is located in the north-central part of the state and is the second-most populous county in Georgia. The county implemented a virtual case management platform, Pokket, as part of the Gwinnett Reentry Intervention Program (GRIP). The county promoted Pokket through informational posters in jails and trainings for service providers. The county ensured participants could use Pokket by providing tablets in county jail for that particular use. Two therapeutic communities—one for veterans, one for reentry—were established in jail, and more pre-release programming was implemented for GRIP participants. The county also hired a clinician, case manager, and deputy to work directly with GRIP. All of these measures ensured that the 350 individuals enrolled in Pokket were supported throughout their reentry journey. Gwinnett County continues to engage with the Safety and Justice Challenge Network to rethink and redesign its criminal justice system so that it is more fair, just, and equitable for all.