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How do I report a crime?

If you are in an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately.  Non-emergency complaints and reports should be taken directly to the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where the offense took place.

How do I learn if I qualify for pretrial diversionary program?

The Brunswick Judicial Circuit’s Pretrial Diversion Program was created to serve as an alternative to prosecuting first-time offenders through the criminal justice system.  Click here for more information on the Pretrial Diversion Program. 

Charged or convicted of a crime prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office (Defendants)

How do I find my court date?

If you are a victim, you will be notified by a victim advocate in the District Attorney’s Office.  If you are a defendant, the Clerk of Superior Court will mail written notification of court dates to the address they have for you.  If you have an attorney, the Clerk of Court will also notify your attorney.  Clerk of Court contact numbers are listed below:

  • Appling County Clerk of Court:  912-367-8126
  • Camden County Clerk of Court:  912-576-5631
  • Glynn County Clerk of Court:  912-554-7272
  • Jeff Davis County Clerk of Court:  912-375-6615
  • Wayne County Clerk of Court:  912-427-5930
How do I get my criminal record expunged?

Pursuant to Georgia law (O.C.G.A. 35-3-37), individuals may be eligible for the restriction of access to their criminal history record for some offenses.  Click here to learn about expungement.

Victims

How do I track an inmate?

The location and status of inmates sentenced to state prison can be tracked through the Georgia Department of Corrections’ website.  To check the status of a prisoner in a county jail, contact the county sheriff’s office at the number listed below:

  • Appling County Sheriff’s Office:  912-367-8120; Jail:  912-367-8121
  • Camden County Sheriff’s Office:  912-510-5100; Jail:  912-510-5114
  • Glynn County Sheriff’s Office:  912-554-7600; Jail:  912-554-7590
  • Jeff Davis County Sheriff’s Office:  912-375-6600; Jail:  912-375-6604
  • Wayne County Sheriff’s Office:  912-427-5970; Jail:  912-427-5975
How do I find information about a specific case?

To learn the status of, or receive updates about, a case in which you are the victim, you may contact our office’s Victim-Witness Assistance Program at 912-554-7200.  If you are not the victim in a particular case and are just looking for information, you may also contact the Clerk of the Court for your specific county.

  • Appling County Clerk of Court:  912-367-8126
  • Camden County Clerk of Court:  912-576-5631
  • Glynn County Clerk of Court:  912-554-7272
  • Jeff Davis County Clerk of Court:  912-375-6615
  • Wayne County Clerk of Court:  912-427-5930
How do I get help in an abusive situation?

If you are in an emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately.  If you are the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, we encourage you to seek help.  Our office can also help connect victims of cases handled by our office with referrals to social service agencies, counselors and others who can provide assistance.  Consult our Victim Services page for more information.

How do I get in touch with the victim’s advocate for my case?

Our office has a dedicated team of professionals who work with crime victims and witnesses throughout the judicial process.  Each victim is assigned an advocate who will contact them and keep them up to date on the status of their case.  If you are a victim of a case being handled by our office and need to speak with your advocate, call our office at 912-554-7200.  You may also find more information on our Victim Services page.

How do I find information on the Victims Bill of Rights?

The Georgia Constitution and the Georgia Crime Victims Bill of Rights declare that victims of certain crimes and delinquent acts shall be accorded certain basic rights.  Visit our Victim Services page for more information about these rights.

Media

How do I file a Georgia Open Records Act request?
The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 50-18-71) governs which records are to be open for public inspection.  To make an open records request, contact our Open Records Custodian, Cathy Browning, at cbrowning@pacga.org.
How do I request an interview with District Attorney Keith Higgins or another member of the office’s staff?

To request an interview, please contact our Brunswick office at 912-554-7200 or email Cheryl DiPrizio at cdiprizio@pacga.org.

How do I learn more about the District Attorney’s Office’s media policies and rules governing pretrial publicity?

Our office is committed to transparent, open responses to questions from the media. However, prosecutors and members of the District Attorney’s staff have unique legal restrictions that prevent them from commenting about pending matters.  Visit our Media page to learn more about our media policies.

Careers and Volunteering

How can I learn about careers available at the District Attorney’s Office?

Our office employs prosecutors, investigators, victim advocates and support staff.  For more information about available careers, visit our Careers page.

How do I find information about internships?

Internships for college students are available in our office for both legal services and victim advocacy. For more information about available internship opportunities, please visit our Careers page.

How can I become a volunteer?

Our Victim-Witness Assistance Program has opportunities for community members to be involved with our office.  We also accept donations of new, unopened toys, games, blankets and other items for distribution to the child victims of crimes who visit our office.  For more information on  volunteer opportunities, or if you would like to make a donation, please visit our Careers page. 


Open Records Act Request: Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-18-71(b)(2), the Open Records Officer for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is Cathy Browning. Written requests should be submitted to her via email at cbrowning@pacga.org or by mail to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Attention: Cathy Browning, 210 E. 4th St., Woodbine, GA 31569.
Media Policy: The Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney aims to scrupulously follow the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. The office is not ethically allowed to answer many questions posed by reporters, whatever the journalistic merit. The office cannot, for example, discuss an accused party’s criminal history or speculate about the impact of a particular piece of evidence. These rules are in place to ensure a defendant’s rights to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.