Community Outreach in DeKalb County

Judge Stacy Hydrick, State Court of DeKalb County, will launch the third installment of her summer SMILE program. Judge Stacy HydrickS.M.I.L.E. (Summer Mentoring Initiative in Legal Education) is a free program for high school girls interested in learning about the criminal and civil justice systems.
The S.M.I.L.E. program will meet every Friday from May 30 until August 1.  Each week participants will hear speakers from the DeKalb County Solicitor General’s Office, DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office, Atlanta Legal Aid, DeKalb County Probation Department, the Women’s Resource Center, DeKalb County Superior Court, DeKalb County Magistrate Court, DeKalb County Juvenile Court, DeKalb County Police Department DUI Task Force, as well as attorneys working in private practice. The program also includes a tour of the DeKalb County Jail, which was a favorite of last year’s participants.

More information on the S.M.I.L.E. program can be found on their website

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