Poll conducted by the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Abrams' plan is laced with reminders of her voting record on law-and-order issues and her work on the governor's criminal justice council. She's pitching herself as the heir to that legacy even as Deal took a subtle jab at Kemp, suggesting his anti-gang crackdown needed to include a robust education element.
On crime, she said she'll back "living wages" for law enforcement officers and state grants to local departments that support community policing initiatives. She also would push a Safe Harbor Commission and Fund designed to help sex trafficking victims.
As for school safety, she wants to boost early interventions for potentially troubled students and expand access for training for school resource officers – while opposing efforts to arm teachers. She also wants to incorporate more anti-bullying training into digital coursework.
Another portion of the plan calls for a panel of victims, advocates and legislators to hash out a way to prevent perpetrators of domestic violence from accessing weapons and expand the network of shelters designed for survivors of assault.
The final segment of the plan would let family members or law enforcement petition a judge to temporarily restrict firearms access to a relative facing mental health challenges that put them at risk of endangering themselves or others.