Amy Hutsell

Amy Hutsell

Program Director, Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Amy Hutsell is the Program Director for the Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Human Trafficking Unit with Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. She and her team have competitively secured over $15,000,000 in federal and private foundation assistance for the state of Georgia’s criminal justice initiatives. She is a sought-after speaker for state and national training events and conferences. She oversees the Georgia Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Project which provides technical assistance and best practices training to Georgia’s 50 judicial circuits and 159 counties. She chairs the State SART Expert Committee, which provides guidance in the development of resources, such as sexual assault guidelines and model protocols. One such resource, The Georgia SART Guide, is used across Georgia by law enforcement, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), victim advocates, prosecutors, and judges.

Ms. Hustell also oversees the state Sexual Assault Kit project which has successfully addressed the state’s sexual assault kit backlog and developed a statewide sexual assault kit (SAK) tracking system. She also established and oversees the Georgia Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) Task Force which has provided answers to victims and families of cold case sexual assaults and sexually motivated homicides. In that capacity, she worked with the FBI, Texas Rangers, and local law enforcement in identifying Georgia cases associated with Samuel Little, identified as the country’s most prolific serial killer.

Along with developing and overseeing the Georgia Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking and Agricultural Labor Trafficking Task Force, Ms. Hutsell is also responsible for the management of all state and federal grants providing direct service funding to sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking victim-serving agencies in Georgia.

Ms. Hutsell has over 16 years of experience in sexual assault and child sexual abuse services. She was the Assistant Director of the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center. She serves as a member of the Macon Girls’ Coordinating Council and was previously a Court Appointed Special Advocate. She holds a certificate in Genetic Genealogy from the University of New Haven’s Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science.