Deal Appoints DA Hartwig to Criminal Justice Reform Council

Atlanta, GA – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal announced on July 29 that Houston Judicial Circuit District Attorney George Hartwig has been appointed to serve as a member of the Criminal Justice Reform Council.  He was sworn in on September 7.

The Council conducts periodic comprehensive reviews of criminal laws, criminal procedure, sentencing laws, adult correctional issues, juvenile justice issues, enhancement of probation and parole supervision, better management of the prison population in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and other issues related to criminal proceedings and accountability courts.

“I am humbled to be able to serve my fellow Georgians on this Council,” said Hartwig.  “Ensuring that our state regularly reviews its criminal laws and procedures is critical to protecting the rights of all citizens.”

In addition to joining the Criminal Justice Reform Council, Hartwig serves on the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council (PAC).

“George will serve the Criminal Justice Reform Council and the people of Georgia extremely well,” said PAC Executive Director Chuck Spahos. “He comes to this post with a wealth of knowledge and experience as well as a deep commitment to making an impact on the criminal justice system.”

Hartwig joined the staff of the Houston Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in 2001 as an assistant district attorney after having spent a decade in private practice and serving as a law enforcement officer in Florida. Hartwig will begin his second full term as Houston Judicial Circuit District Attorney in January 2017. 

Hartwig and his wife, Margaret, have two children and live in Centerville.