Committees

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee, composed of the officers and committee chairpersons, will meet at such times as called by the Council chairperson, or by written notice of three members. In the event of an emergency which would preclude a timely meeting of the entire membership, the Executive Committee is authorized to act on behalf of the Council. Any such action by the Committee shall be subject to review by the Council at its next general meeting.

Members:

  • Judge Andy Fuller, Chair
  • Mr. Joe Hood, Vice Chair
  • Mr. Brian DiNapoli

Crime Victims Compensation Board
The committee hears and determines appeals on denied claims filed to the Council's Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program.

Members:

  • Mr. Brian DiNapoli, Chair
  • Ms. Jacqueline Bunn, Vice Chair
  • Ms. Nicole Berger
  • Assistant Commissioner Scott Maurer
  • Ms. Sonja Fillingame

Criminal Justice Grants Committee
The committee oversees funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal justice-related grants to state and local government entities. The committee is particularly responsible for oversight of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) grant programs.

Members:

  • Director Homer Bryson, Chair
  • Commissioner Liz Hausmann
  • Mr. Joe Hood
  • Judge Juliette Scales
  • Director Peter Skandalakis

Victim Assistance Grants Committee
The committee oversees funding from the U.S. Department of Justice for victims of crime related grants to non-profits, state and local entities. The two major formula grant programs include: Victim of Crime Act (VOCA), and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Members:

  • Mr. Joe Hood, Chair
  • Ms. Nicole Berger
  • Director Cynthia Clanton
  • Mr. Brian DiNapoli
  • Ms. Sonja Fillingame
  • Director Peter Skandalakis