Committees

Executive Committee
The committee prepares and presents the annual budget request, in cooperation with the Director, for submission to the full Council; establishes and approves the agenda for regular scheduled meetings of the council; establishes and reviews with the full Council an annual work plan for the Council's staff and acts on behalf of the council membership in the event of an emergency.

Members:

  • Judge Andy Fuller, Chair
  • Joe Hood, Vice Chair
  • Brian DiNapoli
  • Avery Niles


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

Members:

  • Brian DiNapoli, Chair
  • Bryan Tyson, Vice Chair
  • Nicole Berger
  • Jacqueline Bunn
  • Judge Juliette W. Scales


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:

  • Avery Niles, Chair
  • Liz Hausmann
  • Joe Hood
  • Homer Bryson 
  • Judge Juliette Scales
  • Ken Vance

 

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:

  • Joe Hood, Chair
  • Nicole Berger
  • Cynthia Clanton
  • Brian DiNapoli
  • Sonja Fillingame