Friday, June 06, 2014
NEW COMMUNITY PROSECUTION OFFICE SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN EAST POINT
DA, Mayor and Business Community Lead Initiative
Atlanta– Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. is pleased to announce the opening of a new Community Prosecution Office in East Point. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. The event will be held on-site at 3112 Washington Road, East Point, Georgia 30034.
The establishment of the new office is part of a collaborative effort between the District Attorney’s Office, East Point Mayor Janquell Peters and the City Council, the East Point Police Department and various business and community stakeholders. The office space, generously donated by Cawthon-Hollums Realty, is located in Washington Plaza which was devastated by an arson fire in 2012 that forced several business owners away.
District Attorney Howard hopes the new office and the presence of a dedicated prosecutor will help to foster positive relationships between citizens and law enforcement. “We are extremely excited about the expansion of the Community Prosecution program into East Point,” says Howard. “We are thankful for the support of Mayor Peters and the City Council, the Police Department, Cawthon-Hollums Realty and the citizens of East Point for embracing this concept. Working together we hope to contribute to the revitalization efforts of the Washington Road corridor, reduce crime and ultimately boost citizen confidence.”
The Office will be staffed by veteran Community Prosecutor Kenya Johnson who currently serves the South Fulton Community.
Community Prosecution is a national concept which strategically places prosecutors in community-based offices for greater visibility and accessibility to residents. Implemented in 2000, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office of Community Prosecution has been recognized for excellence both locally and nationally. There are currently eight other Community Prosecution offices serving citizens throughout the entire County.