Specialty Court

The Specialty Courts if the Piedmont Judicial Circuit that consists of Banks, Barrow, and Jackson counties and under the supervision of Superior Court, are composed of two courts in Jackson County-- felony drug court and mental health court. Both courts' goal is to reduce recidivism through structured cost-effective programs. The Felony Drug Court provides a non-traditional approach to working with criminal offenders by offering a judicially supervised intensive outpatient substance use disorder treatment program instead of incarceration. The Mental Health Court provides an alternative to incarceration by working with offenders and having them follow a closely monitored personalized treatment plan for their mental health that may also be accompanied by substance use disorder.

Location:                                                                                                                                                   Office Hours:

Jackson County Courthouse                                                                                                                       8:00 am - 5:00 pm

5000 Jackson Pkwy., Law Library Suite, 008                                                                                              Monday - Friday

Jefferson, GA 30549

(706) 367-6403 (FAX) 


Victoria Bowman, Director

770-307-3000 Ext. 4963

678-227-9288 (Cell)


Becca O'shields, Assistant Director


678-227-9288 (Cell)


Jasmin Shivers, Case Manager Clerk/Lab Technician