Javoyne Hicks White was sworn in as the acting DeKalb County, Georgia district attorney on Sept. 3, replacing former DA Gwen Keyes Fleming, who recently accepted a position as a regional district administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency
Hicks White was one of two existing chief assistant district attorneys who had reported Fleming.
As a chief assistant district attorney, Hicks White managed the office’s white-collar crime and 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 and support staff, and oversaw the development and implementation of office policies and procedures, human resources matters and the budget.
“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.”
In other prior positions she worked for the Georgia Attorney General’s Office and 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.