Under the leadership of District Attorney Anita Reynolds Howard, the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is proud to spearhead a series of impactful initiatives aimed at fostering safer communities, supporting victims of crime, and promoting justice for all. Learn more and join us as we work together to build a brighter, safer future for the residents of Bibb, Crawford, and Peach counties.
The Accountability Council is comprised of 9 members, all who reside in Bibb, Crawford, and Peach counties. The Accountability Council will review partnership opportunities that aid in prevention of criminal activity and protection and services for our victims.
This Initiative includes Lunch and Learn Events where new mothers and child caregivers can learn about creating safe sleeping spaces and are trained in infant CPR. After these educational sessions, each attendee is given a bassinet or a pack and play along with other supplies for newborns.
Camp HOPE of Central Georgia
Camp HOPE of Central Georgia is the first of its kind: a product of collaboration between Crisis Line & Safe House of Central Georgia, Inc.; One Safe Place Macon; and, the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office. Our Camp HOPE, the first Alliance for HOPE affiliate in Central Georgia, is hosted at the beautiful Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia.
The Justice System shouldn’t be confusing or mysterious. DA Howard has created the DA 101 Series on YouTube to walk you through key concepts regarding the Justice System and you.
Genesis Academy is an opportunity for young adult non-violent offenders to make restitution for their crimes but also stay out of the criminal justice system through other means of punishment. Genesis Academy will provide job training, housing and employment assistance as well as services to treat unmitigated trauma that can lead to crime.
Investigative Intake Units (IIUs)
Intake Investigative Units (IIU) focus primarily on our most serious felony cases—both old and new. This specialized team of District Attorney Investigators, victim advocates, and administrative staff are tasked with reviewing all serious felony cases that come to our Offices immediately after intake and assignment to be certain that those cases have all evidence needed for effective and efficient prosecution.
The R.I.S.E. Initiative stands for “Restoring Inspiration by Success in Education” and for three years, our office has been restoring inspiration for children in our community by assessing the specific needs of each referred child and matching them with community resources as needed.
Junior Justice League
Junior Justice League is a summer opportunity for middle school students to learn more about the criminal justice system by interacting with all aspects in a positive manner. The Junior Justice league will engage in programs that will teach our youth about being violence interrupters, navigating the justice system as a prosecutor and giving them an opportunity to learn about careers in the legal field.
Specialized Prosecution Units
Specialized Prosecution United splits Major crimes into focused prosecution teams. Based on the idea that prosecutors who were focused in certain areas could be more educated in that area, therefore have a greater connection with the law enforcement who is also typically focused by crime type, and the recommendations and resolutions of the cases would be more consistent.
Education is the great equalizer.
To fight problems in our community like Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking, DA Howard has partnered with leadership and organizations in the Central Georgia area to educate our community on these terrible crimes.
The DESK: Record Restriction
DA Howard has partnered with Middle Georgia Justice to create The Desk, a new Circuit-wide portal for record restriction requests designed to streamline that process for individuals in need of that critical service.
Case Flow Analysis
“You cannot improve what you refuse to measure.”
District Attorney Anita R. Howard promised the citizens of the Macon Judicial Circuit that the District Attorney’s office would measure and track how we prosecute cases to root out bias based on race, socioeconomic status, gender, age or sexual orientation. DA Howard is reviewing all cases over the last 5 years and will produce a community accessible report once completed. This information will be utilized to train our attorneys to apply justice equitably across the Macon Judicial Circuit.