Providing zealous, effective, ethical representation

to indigent people accused of crimes.

 

 

 

 

Our Mission

The Georgia Public Defender Council is an independent agency within the executive branch of the state government of Georgia. Our mission is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that each client whose cause has been entrusted to a circuit public defender receives zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with the guarantees of the Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Constitution of the United States and the mandates of the Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003; to provide all such legal services in a cost efficient manner; and to conduct that representation in such a way that the criminal justice system operates effectively to achieve justice.

[Reference: O.C.G.A. § 17-12-1 (c), Georgia Indigent Defense Act of 2003]

Defending Everyone's Rights One Person at a Time

 

Contact Divisions

Central Office

104 Marietta St NW #400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2440
Toll Free: (800) 676-4432

Send Open Records Requests to: 

OpenRecords@gapublicdefender.org

Send Requests for Employment Verification to:

hr-request@gapublicdefender.org

Appellate Division

104 Marietta St NW #600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 739-5151

Office of the Capital Defender

104 Marietta St NW #600
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 739-5151

Office of the Mental Health Advocate

104 Marietta St NW #200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404)795-2440

State Level Services

104 Marietta St NW #200
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2440

Grants Division

104 Marietta St NW #400
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 795-2504

External Public Resources

Georgia Judicial Gateway

http://georgiacourts.gov/

(This Portal is provided to enable Citizens and Court Professionals to access Vital Judicial Services throughout the State of Georgia and is not maintained by GPDC)

Latest News

GPDC Investigators Attend Component Method of Crim Def Investigation Training

GPDC Investigators Attend Component Method of Crim Def Investigation Training


Five GPDC investigators attended the Component Method of Criminal Defense Investigation and Case Management Training in Tallahassee, Florida on November 7-8, 2019. This training is sponsored by the Criminal Defense Investigation Training Council (CDITC), whose mission is to  elevate the discipline of criminal defense and due process investigation. All five GPDC investigators who completed the course are now designated as a Criminal Defense Specialist and have the opportunity to seek national Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator (CCDI) accreditation. The CDITC has over 350 nationally recognized Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigators in 41 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada.  

Pictured left to right: Jabarr Truitt (Stone Mountain), Chris Ellrich (CDITC Faculty), Josh Blakely (Northern), Kayla Dorsey (Northeastern), Tracy Anderson (Stn Mtn Conflict), Preston Hester (Southern)

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