The District Attorney’s Association of Georgia (DAAG) elected District Attorney Jonathan Adams as president to begin July 1st. The District Attorney’s Association is comprised of the district attorneys from the 50 judicial circuits in Georgia. Adams has represented the local Towaliga Judicial Circuit (Butts, Lamar, and Monroe Counties) since 2017.

DAAG recognizes the vital role that prosecutors play in the safety of local communities. Prosecutors are responsible for carrying out justice in a fair and equitable manner, protecting the rights of victims, and holding accountable those who violate the law. DAAG’s mission is to support prosecutors in their efforts to fulfill those responsibilities mandated by the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia.

In addition to his leadership with the District Attorney’s Association, the attorneys in the Towaliga Judicial Circuit recently elected Adams to represent them on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia, the policymaking authority of the State Bar. Adams also serves as President of the Forsyth-Monroe Kiwanis, Board of Directors for Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia, and as a council member of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia.

“Prosecutors and the entire judicial system in Georgia are facing extreme challenges,” said DA Jonathan Adams. “We are still dealing with massive COVID backlogs and significant differences of opinions in how to prosecute crime. It is important to balance progressive initiatives by some DAs with common-sense approaches to reduce crime and protect the rights of our victims. It should be the ultimate goal of every prosecutor to ensure our communities are a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.”