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DA Deborah Gonzalez requests funding from ACC Mayor & Commission to address gang violence


Amidst growing concerns of gang violence and shootings in recent months, District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez is asking the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission for $250,000 to help address the issue.

Gonzalez wants to use the money to fund an assistant district attorney, investigator, and victim advocate. The office is also asking for an investment in a Community Justice Center with no clear cost yet.

This comes after last July’s implementation of Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr’s Gang Prosecution Unit that has charged 49 defendants across the state.

The DA’s presentation and the rest of the agenda for Thursday night’s 5:30 work session can be found at accgov.com.