Dennia Martin has been with Forsyth County since January of 1999. Ms. Martin’s position of Deputy Clerk merged with the Juvenile Court Records in 2004. She received a certificate in court administration, a diploma in Criminal Justice as well as Accounting. Ms. Martin oversees several aspects of the Juvenile Court. As appointed Intake Officer, Dennia is on-call for all detention matters as well as back up for dependency removals.
Her responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Additionally, Dennia is the Drug Court Coordinator of Adolescent Substance Abuse Court. With this position, her responsibilities include:
Anne Preston is a Licensed Professional Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health. Ms. Preston received a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Georgia in 1986 and licensure in 1989 as a LCSW. While her focus was in Systemic Family Therapy, she has experience and training in Substance Abuse, Trauma, Attachment and other Mental Health disorders.
Pursuant to direction and referral by Judge, Anne provides individual and family counseling for children and families under Juvenile Court supervision including:
Rita Martin has a background in, and is retired from, the insurance industry. Ms. Martin worked for the Juvenile Court part-time in the records room assisting the public as they enter the Juvenile Justice Complex. She now works full time as the Calendar Clerk. Her duties include:
Mandy Boggs had an earlier career in the medical field as well as childcare. Ms. Boggs works with the Juvenile Court part-time in the records room assisting the public as they enter the Juvenile Justice Complex. Her duties include:
Lysa Gaddis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Georgia. Ms. Gaddis has served as the Calendar Clerk providing support to Clerk of Court in the Court Records office, however has now been assigned as a second Juvenile Services Specialist to assist in court in dependency matters. Lysa’s responsibilities include the following:
Laurie Bradley joined the Juvenile Court Staff in 2014. Ms. Bradley obtained her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mercer University’s School of Medicine with her Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University.
Laurie is responsible for:
Jessica Stowe graduated from the University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and is a certified teacher.
Ms. Stowe has a variety of roles with the Juvenile Court. As a Supervision Specialist, she supervises youth during the week who are not currently enrolled in the school system, but have an open case in court or who are involved with the Juvenile Drug Court. These youth continue their educational programming through accredited schools on line.
As the Peer Court Coordinator, Ms. Stowe is responsible for the recruitment and training of all youth and adult volunteers who will preside over first time offender cases that would typically be heard by our Juvenile Court Judges. Ms. Stowe facilitates the Peer Court hearings keeping constant communication with volunteers and court staff.
Additionally, Ms. Stowe is responsible for all cases entering the court as an A.R.C. case (At-Risk Children). Ms. Stowe’s responsibilities include:
As a former investigator with the Department of Family and Children’s Services, Ms. Stowe is able to offer the families a vast array of services for which this county is known to provide.
Gary Mugridge has extensive experience in major crimes investigations. Mr. Mugridge began his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and then moved on to serve as a State Trooper. He spent 20 years as a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and later became the Director of Investigations for an organization who specialized in undercover operations where he retired.
Mr. Mugridge worked part-time as a Bailiff for Gwinnett County Courts for 5 years and then began working for Forsyth County Juvenile Court in the same capacity in 2015.
Gary’s training cover a multitude of specialties including investigations covering:
Mr. Mugridge’s focus with the Juvenile Court as assistant to the Court Administrator and Clerk of Court.