ATLANTA (November 8, 2013) – The District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia recently recognized Senator Butch Miller (R-Gainesville) for his ongoing leadership in strengthening Georgia’s criminal justice system. Charles Spahos, Executive Director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, presented the award to Senator Miller on behalf of the District Attorneys’ Association on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the monthly Hall County Bar Association luncheon.
“I appreciate the recognition of my efforts to promote public policy that ensures public safety and further strengthens Georgia’s criminal justice system,” said Senator Miller. “I share the Association’s commitment to protecting the citizens of this state and ensuring victims are remembered and heard.”
During the 2013 Legislative Session, Senator Miller worked with his colleagues in the Georgia General Assembly to secure the passage of House Bill 242 – a landmark juvenile justice reform package that called for substantial changes to the state’s outdated juvenile court proceedings. This bill package, along with the comprehensive criminal justice reform bill passed during the 2012 Legislative Session, have significantly improved recidivism rates, saved taxpayer money and assisted non-violent offenders re-enter society as productive citizens.
“It was an honor to recognize Senator Miller for his tireless and unending dedication to the citizens of the State of Georgia and his local community,” said Charles Spahos, Executive Director of the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia.
The District Attorneys’ Association of Georgia works to foster communication among its membership and groups, associations, agencies and individuals interested in criminal justice. The association also works to inform the state legislature about public policy that assists prosecutors in protecting Georgia citizens.
For Immediate Release:
November 8, 2013
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director
Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist