Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia

Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia

Judges by County

President’s Welcome


Honorable Robin Shearer
Western Judicial Circuit
Juvenile Court of Athens-Clarke County
Council President
Welcome to the website of the Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia.  This website is maintained with the goal of educating the public and our stakeholders about the work of the Council, and to facilitate access to useful resources related to families and children.
Juvenile Courts serve a specialized role in the Georgia judiciary, focusing on the well being of children, families and the public at both the state and local levels.
The members of the Council of Juvenile Court Judges and the support staff strive to fulfill our judicial responsibilities in a professional, informed and unbiased manner.  Our members and staff serve on many boards and committees throughout the state, including the First Lady’s Children’s Cabinet, the Georgia Judicial Council, the advisory boards of the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Supreme Court Committee on Justice for Children, and the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education.
As Georgia strives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all classes of courts, Juvenile Court Judges are proud to be part of the effort.  A number of counties have implemented accountability courts, such as Family Dependency Treatment Courts and Juvenile Mental Health Courts.
As our state strives to improve its court system, the Council of Juvenile Court Judges and its members, continue to share their experience and expertise on many significant issues important to all Georgia citizens.  Thank you for visiting our website.
Robin Shearer
Council President


Council Profile

The Council of Juvenile Court Judges is composed of all judges of the courts exercising jurisdiction over juveniles. Council membership for fiscal year 2013 includes 148 members: 56 Full-Time Juvenile Courts Judges, 37 Part-Time Juvenile Court Judges; 8 Full-Time Associate Juvenile Court Judges and 13 Part-Time Associate Juvenile Court Judges; 15 Pro Tempore Judges, 4 Superior Court Judges exercising Juvenile Court Jurisdiction; and 15 Senior Judges.


Juvenile Legislative Update


Watch this section for the latest information/updates on juvenile legislation during the 2013 Georgia Legislative Session.

The following juvenile justice legislation may be of interest to child advocates - information obtained from the Barton Law Clinic.  Please note any information contained regarding upcoming committee hearings or votes is subject to change. Please visit for updated information.


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