What Are Georgia’S Accountability Courts And Why Do We Have Them?

by | Jul 30, 2021

There can also be juvenile accountability courts dealing with each of these categories, as well as separate courts for misdemeanors and felonies.

Cobb County is an excellent example of the use of accountability courts. We have a misdemeanor DUI court and a misdemeanor mental health court. But the program actually started in Cobb County with three felony courts.

The first one was drug court. It works extremely well for people who are addicted to drugs and have committed felonies as a result. We also have a mental health accountability court.

Even better, it makes sure that people who may have had a brush with the law but have a serious mental illness can get structure and support, and not be incarcerated for their mental illness.