April Awareness Tree- Child Abuse Awareness Month

The Office of the District Attorney uses a "tree" each month to bring awareness to an issue that affects our community and, in some manner, the judicial system. The month of April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our tree is decorated in the representative blue color and lists some sobering facts about abuse here in Georgia. With the shelter in place order in effect, however, our office wanted to make sure that the important message of this month was not missed. So if you cannot come to us, we will go to you. The children's windmills displayed outside the Jones County Government Center represent children in our community who have suffered abuse. When you drive by, we hope that

COVID-19 update from the District Attorney's Office

People have inquired about how we are functioning in these times of coronavirus and particularly in light of Governor Kemp's shelter in place order. The short answer is that we are open for business, but like everyone, it looks very different than it did a few short weeks ago. Following the orders of Chief Judge Prior and Chief Justice Melton, we continue to have court most every day of the working week, but it is dramatically reduced to essential, urgent matters that generally would have someone released from jail. All of our courthouses and offices have limited access to the public, and we have taken additional steps to reduce our workforce in each office to the bare minimum. Obviously,

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