May 2016

Day on the Bench in Columbia County

This article ran in the Columbia County News Times

Members of the Augusta Judicial circuit held the first Law Day celebration in Columbia County that gave Columbia County leaders, legislators and other community leaders a look inside the day-to-day operations of the justice system.

Sponsored by the Georgia Judicial Council’s Administrative Office of the Courts in honor of Law Day, visitors were able to observe all aspects of the judicial system.

Criminal Justice Reform Council of Georgia (CJRC)-A Review and What’s Next

A recent conversation with Thomas Worthy, who Co-Chairs the Criminal Justice Reform Council (CJRC), along with Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, revealed that all of the CJRC's recommendations contained in its January 2016 report were included in SB 367, which passed the General Assembly unanimously and was signed by Governor Deal on April 27, 2016.

See the Legislative Summary for SB 367 here: http://tinyurl.com/j4a7nme

Judge Vincent Crawford participates in White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon

DeKalb County Juvenile Court Judge Vincent Crawford presented recently to the Judicial Council of Georgia’s Standing Committee on Technology, chaired by Justice Harold Melton.  Judge Crawford spoke about his use of the Court Process Reporting System (CPRS) while on the bench, while attorney Jerry Bruce discussed the statewide application and IT contractor, George Li, explained the technology of

Update on the work for the Judicial Council of Georgia’s Standing Committee: Access, Fairness, Public Trust and Confidence

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