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

Gov. Kemp Announces Over $4.6 Million in Grants for Law Enforcement Training Program

Gov. Kemp Announces Over $4.6 Million in Grants for Law Enforcement Training Program

Georgia SAKI Task Force Secures Convictions for Serial Rapist Linked to Seven Sexual Assault Kits in Dougherty County, Georgia

Atlanta, GA - A man who violently attacked and raped at least nine women was found guilty on 16 counts in Dougherty County, Georgia. Duane Jabaar Ballard, 49 years old, of Thomaston, Georgia, was convicted on six counts of rape, one count of attempted rape, seven counts of aggravated assault, one count of child molestation, and one count of attempted aggravated sodomy. 

2022 Byrne JAG Public Notice

PURSUANT TO SEC. 502 (3) OF THE FEDERAL OMNIBUS CRIME AND SAFE STREETS ACT OF 1968, THE STATE OF GEORGIA IS HEREBY MAKING KNOWN TO THE PUBLIC THAT THE STATE APPLICATION FOR FUNDING THROUGH THE BYRNE JAG FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM, AUTHORIZED BY THE ACT, IS OPEN FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT. A COPY OF OUR STATE’S APPLICATION TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, FOR GEORGIA’S SHARE OF THE FY 2022 FEDERAL ALLOCATION UNDER THE ACT IS MADE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR REVIEW. 

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