Message from the DA
Welcome to the official website of the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office, Rockdale Judicial Circuit!
It is the duty of the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office, under my leadership, to represent the State of Georgia in the prosecution of crimes that occur in Rockdale County. This representation occurs in the Magistrate, Juvenile, State, and Superior Courts of Rockdale County. The Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office has the unique distinction of being the only DA’s Office in Metro-Atlanta that is responsible for the prosecution of all felony and all misdemeanor crimes committed within its Circuit.
In addition to the prosecution of crimes, the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office collaborates with law enforcement agencies, community organizations, and residents on various initiatives to prevent crime in Rockdale County.
The District Attorney’s Office is comprised of a dedicated group of individuals that include Assistant District Attorneys, Investigators, Victim-Witness Advocates, and support staff. Together, we work diligently to ensure that victims are supported and informed, defendants are held accountable in a manner that best deters future criminal behavior, and that Rockdale County is a safer place to live, work, and play.
As the adage says, “knowledge is the key to power!” It is my hope that the knowledge gained through this website empowers victims, witnesses, and the community to confidently engage with the criminal legal system as a whole and understand the role of the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office within this system.
Yours in Service,
Alisha A. Johnson
Rockdale Judicial Circuit
The mission of the Rockdale County District Attorney’s Office is to enhance the safety of Rockdale County through the fervent and equitable prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes. We will protect victims and their rights; hold the accused accountable in a manner that best prevents future criminal conduct; and provide opportunities for community partnership in the pursuit of justice.
It is our vision to improve the quality of life in Rockdale County; uphold and restore the public’s trust in the criminal justice system; engage and collaborate with the community; be leaders in ethical prosecution; and implement innovative and alternative strategies to hold the accused accountable to deter future criminal conduct.
- We will interact with everyone in a respectful and courteous manner
- We will provide the community with ethical, competent, and professional services
- We will engage with all groups, departments and organizations in a spirit of cooperation
- We will ensure that our office is a rewarding, fair, and enjoyable place to work
- We will challenge current processes in order to improve productivity and fulfill the mission of this office
Alisha Adams Johnson was appointed District Attorney of Rockdale Judicial Circuit by Governor Nathan Deal in December of 2017 – becoming Rockdale’s first African American District Attorney. In November of 2018, DA Johnson was elected by the citizens of Rockdale County to serve a full term as District Attorney.
A native of the Bronx, New York, DA Johnson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Georgia, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the Superior and State Courts of Georgia.
DA Johnson is a career prosecutor having served the people of Rockdale County as an Assistant District Attorney for over 11 years prior to her appointment as District Attorney. DA Johnson was drawn to this work when she recognized the tremendous influence and power prosecutors hold in the criminal justice system. She believes it is her purpose to ensure that justice and fairness in the criminal justice system are extended to all individuals who are impacted by crimes and arrests.
DA Johnson is a member of the Rockdale County Domestic Violence Task Force, an alumna of Leadership Rockdale, and a member of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College and the East Atlanta Suburban Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
DA Johnson resides in Rockdale County with her husband and four children.
S. Dabney Kentner
Chief Assistant District Attorney
Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney