Justice & Safety Priority Area

As the largest county in the state, Fulton County is committed to providing the highest level of Public Safety Services and Justice Services to its citizens. We are committed to delivering these services through a dedicated staff, advanced technology and data informed decisions that maximize the efficiency of our operations and ensure the best citizen experience possible.

Priority Area Sponsors

Commissioner Dana Barrett, District 3
"At the most basic level, we all need to feel safe and secure in our daily lives. We are a society based on the rule of law and the justice system is designed to deal with those who are charged with the commission of crimes as well as to resolve civil disputes in court rather than with violence. The Board of Commissioners works with our justice partners, many of whom are also elected officials, to provide that security to our citizens and the resolution of those disputes."
Commissioner Abdur-Rahman, District 6
“We have to work together with our law enforcement brothers and sisters. But not just to lock up people. We must focus on prevention; and mentoring young people so that we reduce juvenile delinquency. Where we have to incarcerate those for wrongdoing, we should do so humanely. Building a new, high-tech jail will ensure this happens and it will bring real criminal justice reform, whereby we can focus on rehabilitation and not just punishment—that is what will reduce the repeat offender rate and thus keep everyone safe."

Click the tile to explore Justice & Safety Dashboards and Initiatives

The Justice & Safety Priority Area dashboard reflects strategic level measures and objectives that track activities beyond the power of just one department but reflect the county as a whole. By tracking these goals it gives citizens a high level view of how Fulton county operates between departments, other government agencies, non-profits and private sectors within the county.  
The Departmental Key Performance Indicators dashboard reflects all departments within the Justice & Safety priority area. Each department dashboards contains measures that are specific to its own operations, services  and programs. These dashboards gives citizens an in depth look at what each department purpose, functionalities, and capabilities are. Although each metrics has an annual performance target their performance is tracked and report quarterly.
The Strategic initiatives dashboard provides information on the County's current year initiatives under the Justice & Safety priority area. It also reflects the County's accomplishments related to initiatives from the previous year. Not only is this section key in giving citizens a sense of where Fulton County is heading and what we would like to accomplish, but it also will paint a picture of how much progress the County has made on agreed upon initiatives.