Courts Journal

March 2019

Greetings Georgia Courts Journal Readers:

Many newsworthy items happened in the past 30 days and the legislative session is drawing to a close – read the JC/AOC weekly reports here.  But first, we would like to hear from you. Law Day is right around the corner (May 1st) and we would like to know who is hosting a Law Day Event. If you are, please let us know so we can feature your event or speech in a future Courts Journal.

Athens-Clarke County Justice Mental Health Collaborative

Helping citizens diagnosed with mental illness while saving taxpayers money? “Impossible!” you say. Yet that is exactly what is happening in Athens, Georgia.

The Justice Mental Health Collaborative in Athens is working to reduce the number of individuals in local jails who are suffering from mental illness. The goal is to divert these individuals from jails and hospitals to local mental health crisis stabilization units and other community-based programs.

Judicial Profile: Justice Sarah Hawkins Warren

Justice Sarah Hawkins WarrenJustice Sarah Hawkins Warren is one of the newest justices on the Supreme Court of Georgia. Appointed by Governor Nathan Deal, Justice Warren was sworn in on September 17, 2018. Chief Justice Harold Melton recently appointed Justice Warren to head the Ad Hoc Committee to Prevent Sexual Harassment in the Judicial Branch of Government.

JC/AOC Profile: Tiffanie Robinson

Tiffanie RobinsonIn February 2019, Tiffanie Robinson joined the AOC team as an Administrative Assistant.

Tiffanie grew up in East Atlanta then attended Tucker High school. She began college at Georgia Perimeter College and later earned her B.A. in Business with a minor in Accounting from the University of Phoenix.


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