Towaliga Accountability Courts, Inc.

Serving Lamar, Butts, and Monroe Counties

  Towaliga               Adult, Veterans,           Towaliga Recovery   CASA                     Mental Health Courts                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.
Veteran's Court

In 2008, Judge William A. Fears established the fist Veteran's Court in the state of Georgia.
Towaliga CASA
As needs have become apparent, we have enlarged our mission to better serve the community. In January 2014 we began a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) division under the inspiration and direction of  Juvenile Court Judge Sharon Sullivan. A CASA is a trained community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child involved in juvenile court dependency proceedings. Towaliga CASA currently has 21 trained CASA volunteers and 43 children. CASA has the potential growth of 50 CASA volunteers serving 250 children.