Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

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

Macon Jane Doe Identified and Confirmed as a Victim of Serial Killer Samuel Little (Joint Release)

Macon, GA (May 18, 2023) – Forty-six years after her remains were discovered off Arkwright Road, a woman previously identified by the Macon Telegraph as “Macon Jane Doe” has been identified. Yvonne Pless was 19 years old when she was murdered in Macon by Samuel Little, confirmed by the FBI as the US’s most prolific serial killer. For decades she was missing from her family and remained unidentified until the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) to solve her case and return her remains home to Macon.

CJCC Celebrates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week with Three Ceremonies Across Georgia

Since 1981, National Crime Victims' Rights Week has challenged the Nation to confront and remove barriers to achieving justice for all victims of crime. In commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) hosted three special ceremonies across the state to remember those who have lost their lives to violence, honor the resilience of survivors, and recognize the work of those who promote healing and seek justice on behalf of crime victims in Georgia.

CJCC Opens Nominations for 2023 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Awards

In commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), CJCC will present four special awards to individuals and organizations who have made great contributions to the advancement and improvement of victim services in Georgia.

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