Upholding the Rule of Law

“Protecting and upholding the rule of law is my chief goal and at the core of each decision I make as Georgia’s Attorney General.” – Attorney General Chris Carr

  • Protect the Constitution

    There is no more solemn responsibility than to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution and laws of the state of Georgia and the interests of the people of our state.

    As Attorney General, Chris works every single day guided by the principles of federalism, the rule of law, free enterprise and common sense.

  • Fight Federal Overreach

    To ensure that Government remains within its limited powers, the Attorney General’s Office must challenge any actions that overstep proper limits. That means fighting overreach by any Congress and any President and overreach at the state and local levels.

    “As Georgia’s Attorney General, I will continue to fiercely protect our citizens against unlawful government overreach.”

  • End Human Trafficking

    Reports of human trafficking have increased steadily in Georgia and nationwide over the past 10 years.

    Chris supports several steps to eliminating this modern-day slavery: education, legislation, and restoration.

    Under his leadership, the Office of the Attorney General will continue to partner with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, State Patrol, local law enforcement officials, the private sector and non-profit groups to educate our law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, school counselors, social workers, healthcare providers and the community on this crisis.

    Chris was recently appointed to the National Association of Attorneys General’s Human Trafficking Committee. He also heads the “Demand an End” campaign on behalf of StreetGrace, a non-profit organization. This nationwide effort serves to increase public awareness through state attorneys general offices that this horrific behavior is fueled by demand, an issue that Chris tackled head-on in his first legislative session. Alongside partners in the Georgia Legislature, Chris fought to strengthen laws that target the buyers’ role in this modern-day slavery.

    Chris believes that we must create an environment that is hostile for perpetrators.

    “I have a 12-year-old daughter and a stepdaughter who’s in college, so this issue hits home for me. We cannot stop until this horrific crime is brought to an end.”

  • Crack Down on Elder Abuse

    We cannot allow abuse of our older and at-risk adults – whether physical, emotional, financial or by neglect – to continue. These crimes are particularly devastating when perpetrated by a family member, and reports show that a shocking 90 percent of elder abuse offenses are committed by a relative.

    As Attorney General, Chris will investigate and prosecute anyone engaging in these criminal activities, seeking justice for those who cannot advocate for themselves.

  • Combat Opioid Abuse

    America’s biggest drug problem isn’t only on our streets — it’s also in our medicine cabinets. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially declared prescription drug abuse as a national epidemic. In the past decade, prescription opioid overdose deaths in Georgia increased tenfold, and 55 Georgia counties have an overdose rate higher than the national average. What’s more, 60 percent of those 55 counties are located in rural areas.

    Drug addiction has no boundaries and excludes no specific demographic.

    As Attorney General, Chris is steadfastly committed to raising awareness and fighting substance abuse. He takes the Office of the Attorney General’s anti-drug campaign slogan, “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” to heart.

  • Protect Consumers

    When Chris served as Governor Deal’s Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the state of Georgia was recognized as the “number one state for business” three years in a row. Chris is a firm believer in free and fair markets and understands firsthand the value of capitalism and pro-growth policies.

    Companies choose Georgia for many reasons, and one big reason is that our state and local governments are seen as partners to the business community, rather than adversaries.

  • Keep Government Transparent

    Those who hold public office are servants of the people, and they are the trustees of the people’s business.

    Under Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr’s leadership, the Georgia Department of Law is conducting an Open Government Tour across the state to educate officials on their responsibilities to the public under the Open Records Act and the Open and Public Meetings Act.

    “For our representative republic to best function, we must ensure that the citizens know what their public officials are doing.”