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Victim-Witness Advocates:

Jamie White, Victim-Witness Coordinator: Jamie is a lifetime resident and invested member of the Paulding County community. After graduating high school she attended The State University of West Georgia. In 1999, she began her career in legal advocacy upon completion of an internship with the Court Appointed Special Advocacy (CASA) Program. Jamie then accepted a position with CASA as the Program Manager during which time she has volunteered as a child advocate, served on the Planning for Paulding Board, and graduated from Leadership Paulding with the Chamber of Commerce. In 2008, she joined the District Attorney's Office where she has utilized her extensive training in the areas of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual abuse, crimes against women and children, and mediation with the 7th District. She currently serves as the Program Coordinator in the Victim Witness Unit of the DA's Office and continues her advocacy work with victims and witnesses. Jamie enjoys spending all of her free time with her family, husband, and children.
Kaitlyn Cole, Victim-Witness Advocate: Kaitlyn recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology from the University of West Georgia. After graduating with her degree Kaitlyn worked towards her Paralegal Certificate from West Georgia Technical College. While Kaitlyn was earning her Criminology Degree she completed an internship at the Haralson County Courthouse under the supervision of Clerk of Superior Court. Upon completion of school, Kaitlyn was hired by the Paulding County District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Unit June 2017. Kaitlyn enjoys spending all of her free time with friends and family.
Janette Cox, Victim-Witness Advocate: Janette is a native of Paulding County and has lived in Georgia most of her life. A 2006 cum laude Graduate of Kennesaw State University with Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, Janette pursued minor coursework in Criminology. She continued her studies at Loyola University New Orleans, earning a Juris Doctor degree, graduating with Honors in 2011. In 2012, Janette earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia. A volunteer human rights advocate for many years, Janette began her professional advocacy work with the Louisiana Civil Justice Center in New Orleans. Janette currently lives in Dallas with her family, both human and furry.
Angie Hardin, Victim-Witness Advocate: Angie was born in Knoxville, TN and reared here in Georgia on Lookout Mountain. She graduated from Jacksonville State University with a B.A. in Political Science. During Angie’s professional career, she has worked in retail as a District Manager supervising over 100 people across 5 states. While working full time, Angie became interested in Criminal Justice, and earned a Paralegal Certificate from Kennesaw State University. Angie joined the office as a Legal Administrative Assistant but found herself being drawn into Victim Services because of her extensive background working with others and her empathy for crime victims.
Stephanie Harry, Victim-Witness Advocate: Stephanie holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Berry College. She has worked with teenagers and their families for many years in the Douglas County public school system before transferring to the D.A.’s office. Previously she was a Court Appointed Special Advocate with Douglas County CASA. Stephanie lives in Paulding County with her husband and children spending her spare time scuba diving and white water rafting.
Miriam Olivares, Victim-Witness Advocate: Miriam Olivares was born and raised in New York City. Has a Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College C.U.N.Y in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. Due to the events of 9/11 decided to move to Florida to be closer to her family. She relocated to Paulding County in 2007 with her husband and daughter, since moving to Dallas Ga her family has grown. Miriam has been working at Paulding County District Attorney’s Office since 2014 as an administrative assistant. Miriam was recently promoted to victim witness advocate and is eager to utilize her degree and experience in making a difference in her community.
Jennifer Pyatt, Victim-Witness Advocate: was born and reared in Puerto Rico. She graduated from Puerto Rico Interamerican University, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Investigation in 2009 and her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2012. Jennifer moved to Dallas, Georgia, in 2012 and began working part-time as a Bilingual Victim-Witness Advocate in the Cobb Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office where she worked for 3 years. Jennifer joined the Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in June 2015 as a full time advocate in the Victim-Witness Unit.
RuthAnne Shaw, Victim-Witness Advocate: Retired VP of Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust First woman president of the Phoenixville Regional Chamber of Commerce President of the Charlestown Nature Center for 6 yrs. Served on the Senior Center Board for Phoenixville, PA Served on the mal-practice board for the Phoenixville Hospital First woman Township Supervisor for East Vincent Township in Spring City, PA Served as secretary of East Vincent Township Planning Commission for 7 years
Carole Hall, Victim-Witness Volunteer: Carol Hall was born and raised in the North and have lived in metro Atlanta for the past 41 years. She retired in 2014 from industrial Transportation Consultants and began her Volunteer career. She has volunteer about 60 hours a month and split her time between Paulding County Victim Witness Unit, Carroll County Soup Kitchen and her church. She lives with her husband Ron in Douglas County and she has 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.