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.

Victims Speak Out After Judge Sentences Serial Rapist To Life In Prison

Atlanta, GA - A man who violently attacked and raped at least nine women was sentenced to life sentences in Dougherty County, Georgia on November 28, 2022. Duane Jabaar Ballard, 49 years old, of Thomaston, Georgia, was convicted last month 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. 

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. 

School Safety Initiatives and Law Enforcement Training Funding Announcement

Today, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) is pleased to announce the release of a grant opportunity to award $4.5 million as part of the Law Enforcement Training Grant Program. Eligible applicants include local and state law enforcement agencies. The program provides funding for training on school safety, use-of-force, de-escalation, and mental health. The funding opportunity will be released on July 15, 2022, and close on August 15, 2022. CJCC will post the solicitation on the Current Funding Opportunities page of CJCC’s website and announce the opportunity through the CJCC Listserv and social media.

CJCC Identifying Predictors of Mental Illness in County Jail Data Report

CJCC Identifying Predictors of Mental Illness in County Jail Data Report 

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget awards a $50M grant to support Georgia victim service providers 

The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget awards a $50M grant to support Georgia victim service providers

Notice of Proposed Rule Making - Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Notice of Proposed Rule Making - Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Power Foundation Invests $80,000 in Family Justice Center Initiative

Gov. Kemp: Georgia Power Foundation Invests $80,000 in Family Justice Center Initiative