Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia Technology for Gang Prosecution Project

BJA Program(s): Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
State(s): GA

Jurisdiction(s): Statewide

Grantee Agency: Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Grant Amount/Year(s): FY 2014/$311,000

About the Program:

Through support from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, Georgia expanded its technology funding to help investigate and prosecute active gang members in the state.

Georgia's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council partnered with the Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia (PAC) to increase collaboration among law enforcement agencies and prosecution offices throughout the state. This also provided more effective methods to combat the spread of gangs and gang violence in the state.

This funding, through the state JAG solicitation, allowed PAC to deploy the Formulytics gang prosecution and investigative case management platform to more agencies across the state. Originally designed for the Atlanta Police Department, the Formulytics software facilitates gang investigation and collaboration across jurisdictions and police departments.

Program Successes/Effect on the Community:

Initially, the Formulytics platform was deployed in five law enforcement agencies throughout three judicial circuits.

Since its launch with these five agencies, Formulytics has identified 126 gangs and 2,005 active gang members. Additionally, 1,263 pattern matches have been identified, meaning information entered into the platform matches information already stored in the system by a different agency.

Recently, PAC has expanded coverage to the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and a Sheriff's Office. PAC plans to deploy Formulytics in at least 15 smaller jurisdictions prior to the end of the award period.

Through the implementation and expansion of this software in more jurisdictions and agencies across Georgia, PAC expects to better track gangs and gang members, resulting in an increase in gang prosecutions.

Learn More:
To learn more about the program, please contact:
Aisha Ford
Email: aisha.ford@cjcc.ga.gov

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