Marsy’s Law for Georgia Recognizes Fulton County Superior Court Clerk for System Implementations

The Honorable Ché Alexander, Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts, oversees the judicial data entry for Fulton County into the Georgia Crime Information Center. 

 

ATLANTA – April 17, 2024The Criminal Record Responsibility Act (CRRA), passed in 2018, was intended to ensure all relevant judicial data remains an updated and accurate resource for authorities to make fully informed decisions. Unfortunately, backlogged court filings and data were causing havoc in the judicial system. 

Problems applied to accused and acquitted individuals alike. Those with multiple offenses went unnoticed by judges and those acquitted struggled to secure employment and housing due to lingering records of past crimes.

In response, Ché Alexander was tapped by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in 2022 to evaluate, assess and provide feedback on the current business processes. The project was also designed to develop and implement a governance structure and system configuration to resolve the arrest-disposition reporting relationship. In less than a year, charge rejection rates decreased from 60% to 23%.

Following the conclusion of the project, Alexander was appointed to the Fulton County Clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts office in 2023, where she continued her efforts. Under her leadership, rejection rates further decreased from 23% to 16%.

Marsy’s Law for Georgia is proud to recognize the dedication and effort Ché Alexander has committed to the Fulton County Superior and Magistrate Courts with the first Champion Award of 2024.

“I can think of no one who has worked harder and deserves this recognition more than Ché Alexander,” said Brad Alexander (no relation), Marsy’s Law for Georgia spokesperson. “The recent launching of the automated victim notification system by the CJCC [Criminal Justice Coordinating Council] coupled with the knowledge that the data in the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) is updated, comprehensive and accurate is key to putting criminals away and keeping victims safe — and that’s what Ché is ultimately doing.”

Last month, the CJCC announced the official launch of the statewide automated victim notification system (AVN), that is designed to inform victims throughout the state of jail, court or parole updates. The system offers key features that include multilingual support, real-time notifications on offender status changes, user-friendly navigation and 24/7 accessibility. The database within the GCIC will support the alerts from the AVN.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is annually recognized as the last full week of April (April 21-27) to promote victims’ rights. The 2024 theme for NCVRW is, “How would you help? Options, services, and hope for crime victims.”

In addition to Ché Alexander, The CJCC team will be honored tomorrow, April 18, for their tireless effort in launching the statewide VINE Apriss automated victim notification system.

Past recipients of the Marsy’s Law Champion Award include U.S. Senator John Lewis, former Georgia Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Cobb County District Attorney Flynn Broady, and Georgia State Pardon and Paroles Board Member Meg Heap. More recipients will be announced throughout the year. To nominate a crime victim’s advocate for consideration, please contact Frances Chang at [email protected].


About Marsy's Law


Marsy’s Law is named after Marsalee “Marsy” Nicholas of California who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only one week after her death, Marsy’s mother and brother, Henry T. Nicholas, walked into a grocery store where they were confronted by the accused murderer. The family, who had just come from a visit to Marsy’s gravesite, was unaware that the accused had been released on bail. To honor his sister, Dr. Nicholas has made it his mission to ensure victims of crime have constitutional rights and protections in every state. He formed Marsy’s Law For All in 2009 to pass those rights and provide subject matter expertise to service providers and stakeholders within the criminal justice process.

For more information on Marsy’s Law for All, please visit www.marsyslaw.us.


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