Etowah County District Attorney's Office

Justice . Equality . Trust

16th Judicial Circuit Etowah County, AL

Welcome to the website of the Etowah County District Attorney’s Office, Sixteenth Judicial Circuit, Etowah County, Alabama. This website is designed to introduce you to the office of the district attorney, Jody Willoughby, and assist the citizens of Etowah County in navigating through the legal justice system if they are the victims of crime, or a merchant in need of assistance with the collection of worthless check. A number of specialized support units help in the administration of justice and protection of the rights of children, victims and witnesses. Our office is located on the ground floor of the Etowah County Judicial Building, 801 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901.

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The Pre Trial Diversion Program was created to focus on the rehabilitation for first-time, non-violent offenders by participating in various corrective programs. Learn More

Since 1985, the Etowah County Worthless Check Unit has returned more than $10 million in restitution and fees to merchants and other victims. Learn More

Etowah County Mugshots

Who’s in jail? Check to get information on current inmates and recent arrests who were booked into the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden, AL.

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Recent News

DA Speaks at Senate Judiciary Committee in Montgomery

District Attorney Jody Willoughby, spoke yesterday to the Senate Judiciary Committee in Montgomery concerning an important piece of proposed Legislation being considered this Session. “Thanks to Vice Chair, Senator Phil Williams, Chairman, Senator Cam Ward, and others on the Committee, for allowing me the opportunity to present the position of DA’s and Law Enforcement!” -Jody Willoughby, DA 16th Judicial Circuit

The James M. Barrie Center

I had a great time at the ribbon cutting for the James M. Barrie Center for Children. Patricia Richardson Falcon and staff are amazing!!. We are so fortunate to have them dedicate their lives to the children and families they serve. Thanks to all who came to support.

-DA Jody Willoughby