|Posted on September 30, 2019 at 10:20 AM|
Council of Accountability Court Judges (CACJ) of Georgia Recognizes Inaugural Model Drug Courts at 2019 Annual Training Conference
Athens, GA — During this year’s Annual Training Conference held on September 15 – 18th, CACJ announced the 2020-2023 model drug courts.
The goal of Georgia’s Accountability Court Model Court Program is to recognize the great work of accountability courts across the state, as well as identify strong programs that may serve as mentors for other courts. Programs identified as “model courts” are those that have met and exceeded adherence to Georgia’s Standards as dictated by strong performance on certification and peer review processes. All certified accountability courts were evaluated by objective criteria to determine eligibility. CACJ’s Nominations Committee, comprised of judges who preside over all accountability court types, determined the final candidates for the model drug courts. The Nominations Committee is committed to selecting model courts of each court type that are representative of Georgia’s diverse communities.
The 2020-2023 Model Drug Courts and their respective presiding judges are: Appalachian Circuit Judicial Drug Court, Chief Judge Brenda Weaver; Barrow County Drug Court, Judge Currie Mingledorff; Colquitt Substance Abuse/Mental Health Treatment Court, Judge Brian McDaniel; Coweta County Drug Court, Judge Joseph Wyant; Dawson and Hall County Treatment Courts, Judge Jason Deal; Henry County Adult Felony Drug Court, Judge Holly Veal; Newton County Adult Felony Drug Court, Judge Ken Wynne; and Savannah-Chatham County Drug Court, Judge James Bass.You can find photos of the teams at the conference here: https://www.gaaccountabilitycourts.org/model-court-photos
Accountability courts can request assistance from a model dug court by visiting the Model Court and Technical Assistance page found here: https://www.gaaccountabilitycourts.org/cacj-model-courts
CACJ looks forward to extending the Model Court Program to other court types in future years.