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.
In addition to our Communicty Prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Keith Lamar Jr., we now have a new Courtwatch Coordinator. Danielle L. Simpson, JD will be attending our community meetings and keep in constant communication with our neighborhoods about upcoming Zone 6 cases. She will help us to stay informed about relevant hearings so we can increase our involvement, which helps to send a message to criminals that crime will not be tolerated in our community.
You may reach Danielle by phone at 404-385-2466 or via email at Danielle.Simpson@fultoncountyga.gov