Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)
Gwinnett County was created in 1818 to honor Button Gwinnett , one of Georgia's signers of the Declaration of Independence. Covering 437 square miles, Gwinnett County was created from Cherokee lands and part of Jackson County. The first county courthouse was the home of Elisha Winn .
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) was created in 1988 to manage the planning and business functions and the support operations for 16 trial divisions and three limited jurisdiction courts. The agency reports to the court councils, individual judges or the chief judges, and participates in management meetings. In addition to responsibility for financial planning and controls, personnel administration, systems and physical facilities, the court administrator identifies and plans for the changing needs of the courts and contributes to cost-effective management throughout the judicial branch of county government.
The Gwinnett County Treatment Court Program offers sentencing alternatives for criminal defendants charged with crimes that relate to their substance abuse or mental illness. Currently, Gwinnett County has two Drug Courts, a Mental Health Court, and a Veterans’ Treatment Court in Superior Court. We also have two DUI Courts in State Court. The Treatment Court programs offer intensive treatment along with judicial oversight for eligible offenders.
Gwinnett Judicial Circuit - Gwinnett County
Justice & Administration Center
75 Langley Drive
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046-6900
|Philip M. Boudewyns||Circuit Court Administrator|
| Phone: 770-822-8564
|Pamela Baxter||Deputy Court Administrator|
|Kimberly Ciccaglione||Director, Court Services|
|Laura Lynn Swafford||Director, Dispute Resolution|
|Abby Carter||Director, Jury Services|
|Hayat Zamayar||Court Technology Officer|
|Priscilla Daniels||Director, Treatment Court Programs|
|Steve Ferrell||District Court Administrator|
|Cynthia Clenton||State Court Administrator|