The Fulton County District Attorneys Office confirmed on Feb. 3 that Zone 2 Community Prosecutor Hannah Chung is leaving the office to devote more time to raising her young children.
Chung started working at the DA’s office in 2006 and in 2010 was appointed to serve as community prosecutor. Community prosecutors are a concept used nationally to increase visibility of the DA’s office in local communities. Chung was a highly visible presence at Neighborhood Planning Unit and Civic Association meetings in Buckhead, giving regular updates about the results of local cases the DA prosecuted.
“Hannah Chung has been a dedicated public servant to the Citizens of Fulton County as a prosecutor for six years,” said Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. “We are grateful for her service, particularly as the Zone 2 Community Prosecutor. She has left our office to devote more time to her precious children ages 2 and 4. We recognize this was a tough decision for her, but we fully support her role as a proud mother and hope that once her children have gotten a little older, Ms. Chung would return to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office. We would most certainly welcome her once more with open arms.”
Chung said it was not an easy choice, but it was the right one for her family.
“Leaving the Fulton County District Attorney’s office was indeed a tough decision but a choice I ultimately had to make for the benefit of my children,” Chung said. “Serving as the Zone 2 Community Prosecutor has been one of the most rewarding assignments of my career. I am thankful for the community’s support and proud to have been given the opportunity to serve.”
District 8 Atlanta City Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean said Chung was a key component of Zone 2 having the biggest reduction in crime in 2011, when crime dropped 13 percent overall, topping all other police zones according to the Atlanta Police Department.
“She’s been a very valuable part of the team and she’ll be dearly missed by the community,” Adrean said.