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CourtWatch Program
Posted on Mar 26th, 2019

From Council Member JP Matzigkeit's office:

Many constituents ask what they can do to support existing programs that help reduce crime.  One opportunity is the CourtWatch Program, led by Krystal Lunsford...

 

The 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.  Other functions of the program includes:

  • Providing the community with information about criminal offenses that happen in their communities specifically targeting repeat offenders;
  • Escorting citizens to the courtroom and answering questions about the court proceedings and process;
  • Helping Citizens address the courts through written or oral Community Impact Statements to the Judges based on neighborhood concerns;
  • Informing citizens about the court system through community education; and
  • Working in conjunction with the Community Prosecutors to provide case updates during citizen neighborhood meetings.

Krystal can email notices on crime that is occurring in your neighborhood, including upcoming court dates.  HERE is a notice she sent recently for Zone 2.

 

The Annual CourtWatch Training (see link below) is on April 27th, from 10-12:30pm. There will be free food, prizes and more! It is open to all communities. Here is the link for more information: 

https://2019annualcourtwatchtraining.eventbrite.com

 

Contact PBA if you are interested in becoming involved with this program.  PBA is signed up to receive Krystal's email notices and will post them to our website.