On June 1, 2019, Board Member Erika Y. Mitchell along with several Fulton County residents were sworn in by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to serve on Citizens' CourtWatch. Mitchell will serve in zone 4 Citizens' CourtWatch. The Citizens' CourtWatch program provides citizens with an understanding of the Fulton County Criminal Justice System. CourtWatch encourages the community to actively participate in the judicial process by attending and (possibly) providing a Community Impact Statement during criminal court proceedings.
One of the most successful and recognizable Fulton County Community Prosecution initiatives is the Citizens’ CourtWatch program. Often dubbed the ‘eyes and ears’ of the community in court, CourtWatch was created by District Attorney Howard as a vehicle to engage average citizens in the criminal justice system. As Community Prosecutors track cases involving repeat offenders and those of general interest to the community, CourtWatchers are encouraged to attend court proceedings and, when deemed appropriate by the Court, offer perspective regarding the impact a defendant’s criminal activity has on a community.
"It's a honor to serve my community and be a part of the judicial process", says, Board Member Mitchell.
Congratulation to Mrs. Sheryl Brown for Zone 4 "Outstanding Citizens' CourtWatch"