- As a career prosecutor, I have maintained or reduced caseloads in every courtroom assignment. I am consistently one of the most efficient prosecutors in Cobb County State Court. I will maintain this level of efficiency as a judge, ensuring that people get their day in court without undue delay.
- My first priority as your next State Court Judge will be to extend Cobb's incredible Accountability Courts. These programs are major steps in criminal justice reform as they provide alternatives to sentences that send people to jail. Rather than focus solely on punishing people, Accountability Courts help people confront underlying issues through treatment and counseling. This reduces our incarceration rates and reduces the chances they re-offend. It saves the state money, but the real bottom line is that Accountability Courts save lives and restore families. I want to make them more accessible to more people. People suffering from mental health issues and their families hold a special place in my heart, especially veterans. I want even one less family to be handed a folded flag on behalf of a grateful nation.
Committee to Elect Diana Simmons