Innovating Criminal Justice – Empowering Victims

A Georgia where criminal justice and victims’ service programs are just, accessible, and compassionate.

Forensic Medical Examinations & Forensic Interviews

The Victims Compensation Division can pay for Forensic Medical Examinations (FME) and Forensic Interviews (FI). The FME and FI programs cover the costs incurred by providers who work with victims.

Human Trafficking Task Force

The Georgia Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force addresses the need for coordination, communication, and collaboration on a statewide level.

Press Releases and Announcements

CJCC Awarded Grant to Combat Elder Abuse

ATLANTA, GA - Older adults in Franklin and Hart Counties will be better protected against abuse thanks to a $400,000 federal grant awarded to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC). The three-year grant, one of only ten awarded nationwide, is funded by the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, and aims to support a comprehensive approach to addressing elder abuse. The grant partners, Harmony House Child Advocacy Center/Sexual Assault Center, Franklin and Hart Counties Sheriff’s Departments, Northern Judicial Circuit Office of the District Attorney, and Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging, will work cohesively in identifying and prosecuting elder abuse in Franklin and Hart Counties.

CJCC Awards 3 New Projects Under the Family Justice Center Initiative

ATLANTA – The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is pleased to announce the approval of $300,000 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding for three new projects under the Family Justice Center Initiative. After a rigorous review process, CJCC has selected the following communities to receive funding: Crisis Line & Safe house in Macon, Georgia, Cobb County District Attorney’s Office in Marietta, Georgia, and Waycross Shelter for Abused Persons in Waycross, Georgia.

CJCC Awards 11 New Projects Under the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative

ATLANTA (October 16, 2020) — The Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is pleased to announce the approval of over $500K for 11 new projects under the Opioid Affected Youth Initiative (administered by 8 subgrant recipients).

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