Towaliga Accountability Courts, Inc.

Serving Lamar, Butts, and Monroe Counties

     Adult, Veterans, Mental Health Courts        

           Towaliga Recovery Center         

130 Library Street / Barnesville, GA 30204 / office 770-358-5029 / fax 770-344-4997


Towaliga Accountability Courts

The Towaliga Accountability Courts, Inc. (TAC) was started by Superior Court Judge William A. Fears in 2005 and has the distinction of being one of the oldest in the state. The accountability court has expanded to a hybrid court including Adult Felony, Mental Health, Veteran, and Re-entry tracts. The program offers education on substance abuse treatment, parenting, anger management life skills, gender specific groups, and ancillary services. Co-occurring issues are addressed by offering individual counseling and utilizing other stater community resources. Drug court adheres to the standards, guidelines, and best practices as identified by the State of Georgia and the BJS/NIJ's Ten Key Components and Evidense-Based Program Principles.

Board Members
Hon. William A. Fears                          Hon. Sharon Sullivan
Chairman                                             Towaliga Judicial Circuit
Towaliga Judicial Circuit                        Juvenile Court
Superior Court

Ms. Nancy Thrash                                 Mayor Peter Banks 

County Commissioner                           City of Barnesville

Rev. Garth Forster                                 Mr. Doug Smith, JD  

Pastor- First Baptist Church                    Board Member

Rev. Craig Ogletree                                Mr. Clifford Barber

Pastor- Spring Hill Baptist Church          Board Member                

Ms. Debra Adamson

Board Member
The goals of the TAC are:
  • To assist participants in becoming abstinent and maintaining sobriety;
  • To reduce recidivism among participants;
  • To improve the quality of life of the participants and their families through vocational training and substance abuse education, connecting them with ancillary services;and
  • To improve public safety by reducing the crime rate in our community.