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Training Calendar

  • Nov 20

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor DUI Training... [Read More]

  • Nov 21

    Joint Law Enforcement & Prosecutor Drug Impaired Driving Training... [Read More]

  • Nov 27

    Family Violence - Columbus, GA... [Read More]

  • Nov 28

    Court School... [Read More]

  • Nov 29

    Introduction to Forensics at the GBI Crime Lab... [Read More]

  • Dec 1

    Understanding and Effectively Prosecuting Undue Influence - Webinar... [Read More]

  • Dec 4

    2017 Crimes Against Children Conference... [Read More]

  • Dec 15

    Court School... [Read More]

  • Jan 17

    2018 Winter Conference... [Read More]

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District Attorneys and Solicitors-General recruit and select professional personnel for their respective judicial circuits and counties. Vacancy announcements are posted as a service to these elected chief prosecutors. Please follow the reply instructions included in each announcement. Other employment announcements from the prosecution community are also posted on a regular basis. The Prose... [more]

News Flash

PAC Receives 2018 GOHS Grant

Morrow, GA The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) is pleased to announce it has received a $335,767 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2018, will provide much needed funding to train law enforcement officers and prosecutors to more effectively detect and prosecute impaired and/or unsafe drivers. &... [read on]

FYI: Jefferson v. State

In Jefferson v. State, et al, S17A1085 (11/7/17), the Georgia Supreme Court held that O.C.G.A. § 16-15-9 is unconstitutional on its face to the extent that it authorizes the admission of the convictions of non-testifying non-parties as evidence of a criminal street gang. FYI: Jefferson v. State... [read on]

FYI: Olevik v. State

In Olevik v. State, S17A0738 (10/16/17), the Georgia Supreme Court overrules Klink v. State and holds that Georgia’s State Constitution Protects against Compelled Breath Tests and Affords Individuals a Constitutional Right to Refuse Breath Testing. FYI: Olevik v. State... [read on]

2018 Annual (Open) Enrollment

The Annual Enrollment period for the 2018 plan year will begin on Monday, October 16, 2017 and end on Friday, November 3, 2017. Process for Annual Enrollment: All employees will need to log in to both, the Flexible Benefits and State Health Benefit Plan enrollment portals to complete their full enrollment process. There will be a Web portal-landing page: f... [read on]

PAC Welcomes Adult Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prosecutor (AANEP) William Johnson

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia is pleased to announce the addition of William Johnson to serve as our statewide Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Prosecutor (AANEP). William brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PAC on these issues.  He has previously served as an assistant district attorney and as an assistant solicitor-general in Bibb County where he speci... [read on]

Jones v. State

In Jones v. State, S16G0890 (6/26/17), defendant was convicted of DUI after a trial in which a prior DUI was admitted for the purpose of showing intent and knowledge under Rule 404 (b). The Supreme Court restated that Jones’ prior DUI was relevant for the purpose of establishing intent, and again rejected the idea that prior DUIs were never admissible due to the general intent requirement... [read on]

Office of the Attorney General, GBI and PAC Recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15, 2017 Elder abuse is a tragic and evolving problem in our state. The Office of the Attorney General, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), the Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia (PAC) and other stakeholders are working closely together to go after those who seek to perpetrate crimes against our at-risk adults. Sickeningly enough, approximately 90 percent of these offenses ... [read on]

FYI: Ricks v. State

In Ricks v. State, S17A0465 (5/15/17), appellant was indicted for murder and other related charges and the State filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty. Appellant filed a motion asking the trial court to issue an order declaring Fulton County’s method of selecting trial jurors to be in violation of the Supreme Court’s Jury Composition Rule (herein after “JCR”). The trial cour... [read on]

Legislation Enacted During the 2017 Georgia General Assembly

The link below provides a summary of the Bills and Resolutions impacting prosecuting attorneys or the criminal justice system that passed during the 2017 Session of the Georgia General Assembly and, in the case of Bills or Resolutions having the effect of law, were approved by the Governor. Summary of Legislation that passed the 2017 General Assembly (PDF) We have provided a brief analysis b... [read on]

FYI: State v. Riggs

In State v. Riggs, S16G1166 (May 1, 2017), the Supreme Court of Georgia holds that O.C.G.A. §§ 17-10-1(a)(2) and 17-10-10(a) permits “hybrid” sentences in which a trial court may run a split sentence partially consecutive and partially concurrent to another sentence, such that the probationary component of a split sentence may be served concurrently with a period of confinement impose... [read on]

FYI: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado

In Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, No. 15-606 (March 6, 2017), the U. S. Supreme Court holds that under the Sixth Amendment, a juror’s clear statement indicating the juror relied on racial stereotypes or animus to convict may be used to impeach the jury verdict. FYI: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado... [read on]

FYI: Davis v. State

In Davis v. State, A16A1650 (March 10, 2017), the Georgia Court of Appeals found that an unconditional pardon granted to a convicted sex offender by the Parole Board releases the defendant from the duty that he register as a sex offender. FYI: Davis v. State... [read on]

FYI: Bello v. State

In Bello v. State, S16A1602 (March 6, 2017), the Supreme Court of Georgia holds that O.C.G.A. § 17-16-4(a)(3)(B), which requires that evidence of offenses against minors may be inspected, but not copied, is not facially unconstitutional. FYI: Bello v. State... [read on]

Georgia Recognizes Advocates During Prosecution-Based Victim Advocates' Day at the Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 28, 2017 – ATLANTA, GA – More than 100 prosecution-based victim advocates gathered at the Georgia State Capitol to be recognized for the services they provide to victims of all crime types throughout the state. The event was sponsored by Rep. Mandi Ballinger (R 23) and the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia.   Additionally, Senate Re... [read on]

Asset Forfeiture Reporting

In 2015, the Legislature passed HB 233, which was signed by the Governor on May 6, 2015.  The Bill, known as the Uniform Civil Forfeiture Procedure Act, is intended in part to promote greater transparency as to the use and distribution of forfeited assets.  O.C.G.A. § 9-16-19 requires the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia to create standardized forms for reporting the distribu... [read on]

Jackson Receives "Shining Light" Award

Atlanta, GA – Sharla D. Jackson, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Prosecutor for the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) is the recipient of the Fulton County Family Violence Task Force’s first ever “Shining Light” Award. Jackson was honored Thursday, October 27 at the Task Force’s annual Candlelight Vigil for her contributions to ending domestic violence in ... [read on]

District Attorneys' Association of Georgia Recognizes Representative Rich Gollick

On October 11, 2016, the District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia (DAAG) recognized Representative Rich Golick for his leadership and hard work during the 2015-2016 Session of the Georgia General Assembly.  The award was presented during the Formulytics Gang User Conference hosted by the Cobb County Police Department, during which Golick addressed investigators and stakeholders from all... [read on]

PAC Receives 2017 GOHS Grant

The Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia (PAC) is pleased to announce it has received a $296,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant, which will continue through September of 2017, will provide much needed funding to train law enforcement officers and prosecutors to more effectively detect and prosecute impaired and/or unsafe drivers.   ... [read on]