Lowndes County Accountability Court

Lowndes County Judicial Building

The Lowndes County Accountability Court Staff consists of the Superior Court Judge, the District Attorney, the Public Defender, a Probation Officer, the Coordinator for the Court, Treatment Providers, Law Enforcement Representatives and Program Evaluator. The Superior Court Judge heads the staff who work together to support and monitor a participant’s recovery. Each member maintains a balance of authority, supervision, support and encouragement. The substance track focuses on repeat drug offenders with little or no history of debilitating mental health issues. The track has a twelve to twenty-four month completion span. It focuses on group sessions, frequent drug tests, and twelve step therapy. The Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the accountability court budget and resources, grant writing, maintaining individual files on participants, compiling statistical data and guiding program evaluation. The Coordinator monitors the participant’s progress, and oversees the participants’ progress in the program.

Drug Court – Participant Handbook

Mental Health Court – Participant Handbook

Veteran’s Court – Participant Handbook

 Participant Contract

LOWNDES COUNTY ACCOUNTABILITY COURT TEAM MEMBERS

PRESIDING JUDGE
Honorable, James G. Tunison, Jr.

Program Coordinator
Jennifer S. Fabbri, J.D.
Lowndes County Accountability Court
Colquitt County SA/MH Treatment Court
Office: (229) 561-0526

Treatment Provider
Amy Crumley
Behavioral Health Services – South Georgia
Office: (229) 671-6170

Prosecutor
Michelle Harrison
Assistant District Attorney
Office: (229) 671-3250

Defense Counsel
Claire Hughes
Assistant Public Defender
Office: (229) 671-2800

Probation Officer
Chris Yarbrough
Department of Community Supervision
Office: (229) 333-5274

Law Enforcement
Captain, James Rehberg
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office
Office: (229) 671-2690

(1)    Accountability Courts integrate alcohol and other drug treatment services with justice system
case processing.

(2)    Using a non-adversarial approach, prosecution and defense counsel promote public safety while
protecting participants’; due process rights.

(3)    Eligible participants are identified early and promptly placed into the drug court program.

(4)    Drug Courts provide access to a continuum of alcohol, drug and other related treatment and
rehabilitation services.

(5)    Abstinence is monitored by frequent alcohol and other drug testing

(6)    A coordinated strategy governs drug court responses to participants’ compliance.

(7)    Ongoing judicial interaction with drug court participant is essential.

(8)    Monitoring and evaluation measure the achievement of program goals and gauge effectiveness.

(9)    Continuing interdisciplinary education promotes effective drug court planning, implementation and
operations.

(10)  Forging partnerships among drug courts, public agencies and community-based organizations
generates local support and enhances drug court program effectiveness.

Contact Information

Accountability Court Coordinator

Jennifer S. Fabbri
Colquitt County Courthouse Annex
Post Office Box 2227
Moultrie, Georgia 31776
OFC: (229) 616-7449
FAX: (229) 616-7447
e-mail: j_fabbri@hotmail.com