Clayton County Solicitor-General’s Office to Undergo Implicit Bias
Implicit Bias Training for Solicitor’s Office
(Jonesboro, GA- August 2020) The Clayton County Solicitor General's Office, Solicitor-General Charles Brooks is collaborating with T.E.A.C.H. U.S. to provide employees with implicit bias, ethics, diversity, and cultural awareness training to enhance the Office's effectiveness in serving the citizens of Clayton County. The training will also cover topics such as understanding people’s responses to law enforcement and racial trauma in the justice system.
When asked, what is the goal? Solicitor-General Brooks responded, “It is important that elected leaders in the criminal justice system are in tune with the concerns of the community and proactive about restoring and maintaining public trust and confidence that justice will be served fairly and with integrity in all cases. This is a part of our efforts to ensure that the citizens of Clayton County know that we are here to serve all parts of our community.”
T.E.A.C.H. U.S. is an educational enterprise that endeavors to Teach Ethics and Cultural History to Urban Stakeholders. Part of its mission (J.U.S.T.I.C.E) is to advance holistic perspectives on Justice, Unity, Service, Training, Innovation, Careers and Education while providing community stakeholders with tools to resolve societal challenges through peaceful activism, planning, policy and perseverance.
Since its inception, the organization has conducted community seminars, lectures, movie screenings and numerous historic tours centered on social justice throughout the southeastern United States. Law enforcement professionals, attorneys, social workers, educators, business owners, college students, high school students and other community stakeholders have participated in these tours to places such as Montgomery, Alabama; Tuskegee, Alabama; Selma Alabama; Savannah, Georgia; Brunswick, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida and Charleston, South Carolina.
T.E.A.C.H. U.S. was founded by Professor Joshua E. Byrd. As an outgrowth of his work with T.E.A.C.H. U.S., Professor Byrd has partnered with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to spearhead a history project that will provide a detailed narrative of the agency's history. Joshua Byrd attended elementary, middle, and high school in Clayton County Public Schools, and is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with more than 15 years of combined experience as a criminal justice professional. He is the program chair for the School of Criminal Justice at the American InterContinental University. He has published articles in legal and social science publications and holds a bachelor's degree from Georgia State University, master's degree from the University of Cincinnati and a juris doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. --
Clayton County Solicitor-General Charles A. Brooks Elected as the Secretary for the Georgia Association of Solicitor-Generals and Receives 7th term on the State Bar of Georgia Judicial Evaluation Committee for 2020-21
Solicitor-General Appointment for Two State Board Committees
(JONESBORO— July 2020) — Please take a moment to join us in congratulating Mr. Charles A. Brooks, Solicitor-General of Clayton County, on the appointment to two statewide organizations. Solicitor-General Brooks will be the 2020-21 Secretary of the Georgia Association of the Solicitor-Generals and he has been appointed to his 7th term for the State Bar of Georgia’s Statewide Judicial Evaluation Committee.
As a member of the Georgia Association of Solicitor-Generals, Brooks will ensure protection of the public’s interest in the criminal justice system relating to the handling of misdemeanor cases, county ordinance violations and will continue to aid in defining the proper role of prosecutors and the public. This association also provides a means of communication and cooperation between Solicitors-General and Solicitor’s Offices.
XBB Xổ số Việt NamAs a member of the Statewide Judicial Evaluation committee, Solicitor Brooks along with the other committee members will offer advisement to the State Bar of Georgia president regarding qualifying candidates for appointments to vacancies in the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the lower Georgia courts.
To have a Clayton County Elected Official to accept such prestigious roles provides the State with a hometown official that makes decisions with the people in mind. He is driven by integrity, grounded in honor, and passionate about the interest of everyone involved in the state processes. He is up to the challenge and graciously receives the burning torch to continue great works. Congratulations Solicitor-General Charles A. Brooks on these milestones in the State of Georgia’s judicial history.
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Clayton County Solicitor-General’s Office Kicks off Laptop Initiative
Each High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian to Receive a Laptop
(Jonesboro, GA-June 22, 2020) The Clayton County Solicitor-General’s Office, Solicitor-General Charles A. Brooks, in partnership with the Clayton County Public Schools Foundation, is very excited to kick off an initiative to provide laptops to each of the 24 Clayton County High School graduating valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2020.
It is with the utmost admiration that we take this opportunity to congratulate the Class of 2020 graduates for completion of secondary schooling and their strength of character during these challenging times.
When asked about the Laptop Initiative, Mr. Brooks was proud to offer the following comments, “The Office of the Solicitor-General is evolving with the times and our commitment to our students in Clayton County is evolving as well. That is why today we have committed to purchasing and delivering to the graduating valedictorian and salutatorian of each Clayton County high school a laptop to ensure they have the necessary tools to be successful in college and hopefully one day pay it forward to the county that has supported their success from kindergarten through college. By returning and paying it forward, these outstanding students will add to the beautiful tapestry of talent, skill and ability that makes up Clayton County. With this contribution and all of our past and future contributions, I am confident we will end the school to prison pipeline,” states Solicitor Brooks.
“For many years now the Clayton County Office of the Solicitor-General has been partners with the school system in providing all of the elementary schools with basic supplies such as paper, notebooks, pencils, crayons, and markers. Over the years, I’m sure most, if not, all of the graduating classes were beneficiaries of our contributions. To the valedictorian and salutatorian of each respective school let me personally salute you for your many years of dedicated focus, discipline and seriousness of purpose as it relates to your education and future successes.” the Solicitor strongly expresses.
The Solicitor-General’s Office, again, would like to and is looking forward to all of their successes in the future.
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RE: Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office Accessibility Notice
In accord with the orders of The Honorable Justice Harold Melton, Chief Justice the Georgia Supreme Court and The Honorable Geronda Carter, Chief Judge of the Clayton Judicial Circuit, issued on March 14, 2020, amended on May 11, 2020 and March 13, 2020, amended on May 13, 2020 respectively. The Office of the Solicitor-General of the State Court of Clayton County will be open to limited public access beginning March 16, 2020, thru the duration of the Declaration of Statewide Judicial Emergency. During this period, office personnel will be at the office on a limited schedule to address essential court proceedings, public safety and citizen needs.
XBB Xổ số Việt NamThe office business hours are Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The main office telephone number is 770.477 .3380 and will be answered during normal business hours. Should you reach the office after business hours, if you leave a detailed message we hours. will be sure to return your call as soon as possible in the order of priority from essential/critical court matters to non-essential/critical matters.
Victims/witnesses concerned with the status of their case can reach a victim advocate at 770.473.4269. If no one should answer the phone, please leave a detailed message with your name, the defendant's name, telephone number and case number. If you have an emergency, please call 911 immediately.
If you are a candidate or participant in the pre-trial diversion program and need assistance related to the program, to include but not limited to, payment for entry into the program please contact the Pre-Trial Diversion Coordinator, Carl Freeman at 770.473.8013 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for advisement on how to proceed.
XBB Xổ số Việt NamThe Clayton County Solicitor-General's Office is here to assist the State Court of Clayton County address essential court proceedings and ready to continue to serve our community where we can. In these unprecedented times and uncharted territory of our major public health concern, we beg your patience and cooperation as we navigate thru this together.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Yours in service,
Charles A. Brooks
State Court of Clayton County
Clayton County Offers Reduction in Traffic Violation Fines
XBB Xổ số Việt NamEligible Charges reduced to $50.00 plus surcharges
JONESBORO— May 11, 2020 — The State Court of Clayton County, in partnership with the Office of the Solicitor-General, Solicitor-General Charles A. Brooks will be reducing traffic fines to $50.00 (plus surcharges) for low-risk maintenance and/or moving violations. The Solicitor-General’s Office will reduce eligible fines starting 05/11/2020. The reduction will be offered to individuals who have pending traffic citations for certain maintenance and/or moving violations.
“The purpose of reducing the fines will allow citizens to handle outstanding charges without physically appearing in court and further hinder the potential spread of Covid-19 and lower the number of people needing to appear in court” said Solicitor-General Brooks.
“A valid driver’s license is vital in many aspects of life. During these current times, we have individuals seeking employment, needing to apply for different types of aid, and applying for apartments, homes, and even loans. Adding this option for as many citizens that are eligible will make restoring their driving records more convenient during these very stressful times. This 2 will also allow operations to continue to flow without increase delay and further backlog,” stated Brooks.
Select traffic charges have been identified for fine reduction and can be paid without seeing a Judge. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the reduced fine can pay his or her ticket online at demurtaselena.com/government/court-services/clerk-of-state-court/pay-traffic-citations-online. Those who wish to contest their traffic citations will receive notice of their new court date via the United States Postal Service at the address on file with the Clerk of State Court of Clayton County.
XBB Xổ số Việt NamThe Mission of the Solicitor General's Office is to serve and protect the citizens of Clayton County by carrying out our statutory duties in a manner that reflects a commitment to integrity, justice, competence and protection of the public trust bestowed upon us. The Office will protect the public from those who endanger and threaten the security of the community.
Our vision is to enhance the quality of life in our community. To aggressively advocate our cause of justice for all and to be leaders in quality prosecution. We will achieve these goals by working together with others as a team. We will treat people with dignity, respect, honesty and fairness. Our office will provide all people with ethical, competent and professional service.
The Clayton County Solicitor General's Office Victim Witness Assistance Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, and age in the delivery of services. If you believe you have been the target of discrimination, you have the right to file a civil rights complaint. Information on how to file a civil rights complaint can be found on the Office of Justice Programs website http://www.ojp.gov/about/ocr/complaint.htm