Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen S. Goss Found Dead Behind His Home

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen S. Goss Found Dead Behind His Home

ALBANY, Ga  – August 24, 2019 Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Goss was found dead behind his home in Albany, Georgia.

Judge Goss was appointed by Georgia then-governor Nathan Deal on August 1, 2018.

He founded the Dougherty Superior Court Mental Health/Substance Abuse treatment program which was the first felony mental health court in Georgia.

Judge Goss was an active faculty member of the National Judicial College and a member of the teaching faculty of the National Drug Court Institute.

He was a member of the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Child Placement Committee and served as chairman of the Council of Juvenile Court Judge’s Permanency Planning committee which dealt with issues involving children suffering neglect and deprivation.

He was an active member of multiple civic boards and community organizations in Albany Georgia. He was the former trustee of the Doughtery County Public Library System and a longtime member of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany. He was the 2001 Man and Youth award recipient of the Albany Boys and Girls Club.

His body was found in a wooded area outside of his home from a single gunshot. At this time, no foul play is suspected stated authorities on Saturday.

Governor Kemp issued the following tweet:

He was 60 years old.

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