Atlanta, GA — On September 17, 2014, six individuals were honored for their dedication to accountability courts in Georgia. Judge Jason Deal, Superior Courts, Northeastern Judicial Circuit, presented the awards during the 2014 Accountability Courts Conference in Atlanta.
Awardees included: Judge Richard C. Sutton, Tallapoosa Circuit Drug Court; Staff Sergeant Alan D. Roach, Enotah Adult Family Drug Court, Law Enforcement/Supervision Liaison; Migdalia Roman-Ortiz, Douglas County Family Dependency Treatment Court, Case Manager; Dan Durand, Troup County Felony Drug Court, Community Partner; Dr. Priscilla Faulkner, Newton County Resource Court, Treatment Provider; and Hoke Snelson, Hall County Drug Court and Probation Court, Coordinator.
These “Accountability Court Heroes” were those who contributed in a special way to accountability courts by going above and beyond the call of duty. Employees and stakeholders across the state were asked to nominate judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation staff, case managers, court administrators, treatment providers, and law enforcement officers who impacted the workings of accountability courts and their participant’s lives.