Office of the District Attorney | Cherokee County, GA - Where Metro Meets the Mountains

Office of the District Attorney

Shannon Wallace
District Attorney
Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit
770-479-1488

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90 North Street
Canton, GA 30114

suite 390
Hours: M-F, 8-5
tel: 770-479-1488
fax: 770-479-3105
Victim Services

The Victim Witness Assistance Program offers crime victims and witness emotional support and services during the aftermath of a crime and guidance through the Criminal Justice System. The Victim Witness Assistance Program is located in the District Attorney's Office on the third floor of the Cherokee County Justice Center in Canton, Georgia.

The Victim Witness Program provides the following services to victims and witnesses of crime:

INFORMATION about the status of your court case;

NOTIFICATION of any court proceedings;

EXPLANATION and information about the criminal justice system;

ORIENTATION to the courtroom setting;

ACCOMPANIMENT to/from and moral support in the courtroom;

ADVOCACY and support with any problems that you may have as a result of the crime itself or court appearances;

REFERRAL to social service agencies, counselors, and others who can assist you;

EMPLOYER INTERVENTION to explain time missed from work due to required court appearances;

ASSISTANCE in completing your Victim Impact Statement;

PAROLE NOTIFICATION so you can know when an inmate is expected to be released from prison if applicable. 

Creating a Victim Impact Statement

Georgia Crime Victims Compensation Program

Victim Services Brochure 

 LINKS & Info:

Family Violence Hotline and Emergency Shelter 770-479-1703
Cherokee Family Violence Center 770-479-1804
YWCA of Northwest Georgia - Rape Crisis Center Hotline 770-427-3390
State Board of Pardons and Paroles 404-657-9350
 
 
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