In Gainesville on Friday, November 18, 2016, 13 people graduated from drug courts in Hall and Dawson Counties. The Parole Board was among many agencies and others supporting their success and the success of accountability courts and Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia. The Hall County Drug Court celebrated its 15 year anniversary Friday and the Dawson County Drug Court celebrated 10 years. Judge Jason Deal is credited with the growth of the Hall County program and providing a model for accountability courts in Georgia. Through Criminal Justice Reform accountability courts in Georgia are changing lives and saving millions of taxpayer dollars.