The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office rolled out a new effort to ensure cases involving LGBTQ+ persons are handled properly. Today, twenty-eight advisors were publicly introduced to fulfill the committee’s mission; community safety for all.
The City of Atlanta already has an LGBTQ+ Advisory Board that makes recommendations to the Mayor that assist with policies to enhance engagement with the LGBTQ+ community. However, the DA’s effort will solely concentrate on crime and safety.
Deputy District Attorney Will Wooten, who spearheaded this initiative, found an opportunity to reduce crime in the community because of his own fear of retaliation for being gay.
“We wanted to make sure we intentionally included from every letter in LGBTQ+ and include people form communities of color because the dynamics are different,” said Wooten.
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