rooks, who is serving his first term as District Attorney of the Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit said, “as District Attorney, I am charged with protecting the rights of the crime victims. I consider serving, as a voice for the victims of crime, the greatest honor, and privilege of my legal career.”
In making his re-election announcement, Brooks highlighted achievements during his first four years in office.
“Justice delayed is justice denied. That is why I have made it a priority to secure grants to fund new resources for both victims and witnesses. I have added more victim advocates to help victims and witnesses navigate the complex court process,” Brooks said. “The word is out among the criminal defense attorneys that this office will not back down from the tough fights.”
Another area of focus for the District Attorney’s Office is combating the explosion of hyper-violent juvenile offenders. Brooks said it seems that offenders are getting younger and more violent. That is why he created an impact team to process juvenile cases.
“It is difficult to grasp, but you actually have juveniles who are literally one person crime waves. In a case that I personally tried, the “parents” of the perpetrator even encouraged and participated in their son’s crime. I am pleased to report that The Juvenile Prosecution Team has cleared a massive backlog of juvenile delinquency cases and the team continues to work to expedite the handling of new cases,” Brooks said
Brooks stated is also proud of the effort the office has made to protect the most vulnerable in our community – the very young and the old – a priority.
“With the explosion of the internet and instant messaging, predators can reach right into our homes to exploit our children,” Brooks said.
He stated he believes that engaged and informed parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are our best hope for safeguarding our children. “You can be assured that when a child is victimized in Polk or Haralson County I will act to secure the harshest punishment possible in the case."
As for his passion for protecting senior citizens, Brooks says he makes prosecuting crimes committed against the elderly a top priority.
Because of his commitment to defending seniors, Brooks was asked by the Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Fraud Unit to join the unit in conducting an undercover operation to catch dishonest contractors.
Brooks knows who he works for and where his loyalty is placed – the taxpayers! Brooks takes his duty as a steward of tax dollars very seriously.
He realizes that it costs the taxpayers to operate the court system and he uses the innovative pretrial diversion to lessen the burden for both Haralson and Polk County taxpayers.
Brooks and his team seek restitution, especially in cases where taxpayer owned property is stolen, damaged, or destroyed.
In declaring his campaign for re-election, Bobby Brooks said, “I am proud of progress made in my first term in office by the talented team that I have been fortunate enough to assemble, but much is left to be done. I look forward to asking the voters in Haralson and Polk Counties for a second term as their District Attorney and a true voice for victims.”
Biographical Information on Robert “Bobby” Brooks
Bobby Brooks is the only child of Robert E. (Bob) Brooks and Juanita Osborne Brooks; both of Bobby’s parents worked at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant in Cedartown.
He was raised in the Goodyear village, was educated in our public schools, and is a life-long resident of Polk County.
The child of blue collar workers, Bobby came to appreciate the value of hard work and to prize education. A family man, Bobby is married to a Polk County girl, the love of his life, Cindy Farrister.
Cindy’s family is rooted in Haralson County and many of her relatives live in the Steadman community. Cindy and Bobby have two children, Misty B. Hooks and United States Army 1st Lieutenant Robert E. (Trey) Brooks, III. Bobby’s daughter Misty just gave birth to their second grandchild. Stephen Christian Hooks was born on April 10th of this year.
A man of faith, Brooks and his family are members of Grace Presbyterian Church- PCA in Cedartown. Brooks is also committed to community service. He is a member of The Cedartown Kiwanis Club, Caledonia Masonic Lodge 121 F & A.M., The Cedar Valley Shrine Club, and the Sons of the American Revolution, as well as the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
He is an active member of both the Haralson County and Polk County Republican Party.
Brooks graduated from Cedartown High School in 1974. He graduated from what was then known as Floyd Junior College with an Associate Degree, then went on to earn his Bachelors of Science Degree at Jacksonville State University.
He earned his Juris Doctor from Atlanta Law School. Brooks began his law practice in 1997 after having worked at Georgia Power for twelve years, including time as a meter reader, coal sampler, and switchman; he also spent seven years in banking.