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Acting DeKalb County DA Sworn In, Today

Decatur, GA –Javoyne Hicks White has been sworn in as the acting DeKalb County, Georgia district attorney. She assumed the job on Sept. 3, 2010.  

“I look forward to serving as acting district attorney,” said Hicks White. “DeKalb County citizens can rest assured that our office’s talented and committed lawyers and support personnel will continue to provide them with the same level of service they have received during the past five and one-half years.”

Hicks White was one of two existing chief assistant district attorneys who reported to District Attorney Gwen Keyes Fleming. She recently accepted a position as a regional district administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency. As a chief assistant district attorney Hicks White managed the office’s white collar crime, domestic violence/sexual assault units, drug court, a pre-trial diversion program, the Grand Jury and the office’s Juvenile Court unit.

She was also responsible for the child support unit, support staff, oversaw the development and implementation of office policies and procedures, human resources matters and the budget.

In other prior positions she worked for the Georgia Attorney General’s Office. She has served as an associate magistrate and as an assistant district attorney in three judicial circuits in Georgia. Hicks White has more than 17 years of experience as a prosecutor. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her undergraduate and law degrees. She has held a leadership position with the DeKalb DA’s office since 2005.

Hicks White will serve as district attorney until the new DeKalb County district attorney is sworn in later this year. DeKalb County voters will vote for a new district attorney on Nov. 2.       

Courtesy of Orzey Theus, Dekalb County DA Office