SERVING THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY
Solicitor alters services & schedules
The office is closed to the public. No outside visitors are allowed in the office without an appointment, and staff are handling work via phone call and email. Someone will staff the reception desk from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to answer phone calls and questions.
Victim Witness Assistance Program
The following plan of action is being taken to continue providing remote services to victims of crime. Our goal is to remain connected while keeping both advocates and victims safe.
- Victim Witness Services will continue on a rotating basis with some advocates telecommuting from home until further notice. Also, the staff that is assigned to come into work one hour later and one hour early to reduce the risk factors.
- Each advocate has been assigned a laptop and cell phone to stay connected with needed information at to provide effective notifications.
- We implemented the following to continue providing services to victims under these changed circumstances.
- Victims are being notified of the status of their case in light of the Statewide Judicial Emergency by phone calls, emails, and text messages.
- Our office can still receive information from victims to ensure their opinions are heard because the office has an advocate available in the office at all times until further notice to provide information and get feedback from victims.
- Indicate how websites and social media are being used to make victims aware of information (e.g. publishing court dockets on social media, providing links to sites that provide information about arrests and releases, providing list of referrals, etc.)
- Referrals to community and other resources are still being provided to victims by referral letters, emails, fax, and phone calls.
- Some of the remote community resources team, for us, are: Bibb County Sheriff Department and the Crisis Line and Safe House, Bibb County Health Department’s Office, Department of Family and Children Services, United Way of Central Georgia, and Disability Connections, of Macon GA.
Rebecca L. Grist
Room 504, Bibb County Courthouse
601 Mulberry Street
Macon, GA 31201
Phone: (478) 621-6572
Fax: (478) 621-6339
The Office of the Solicitor-General is primarily responsible for the prosecution of all criminal misdemeanor offenses filed in the State Court of Bibb County and the Macon-Bibb County Municipal Court. These cases include all misdemeanor warrants initiated in the Bibb County Magistrate’s Court, all misdemeanor arrests and traffic citations issued by the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, the Bibb County School District Campus Police, the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Macon-Bibb County Park Rangers, Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare, the Mercer University Police Department, the Central Georgia Technical College Department of Public Safety, and violations referred by the Middle Georgia State University Police Department. Cases also arrive to the office via transfer from other courts and offices including the Bibb County District Attorney’s Office, the Municipal Court, and the Magistrate’s Court.
This office serves all the citizens of Bibb County. More particularly, the office strives to protect victims of misdemeanor crimes, aid law enforcement, and seek equal justice in all such matters.
These offenses are investigated; victims and other witnesses are interviewed; cases are prosecuted through jury and non-jury trials; pleas are negotiated; and some cases are dismissed by the prosecutors because of evidentiary problems.