To Contact Mrs. Rusk
Lanier 400 Parkway
Cumming, GA 30040
The Court Administrator of Juvenile Court has many roles within the Juvenile Court system. The Court Administrator manages and supervises the divisions of the Juvenile Court. These include the clerical staff, division case managers, intake and probation officers, mediation and judicial citizen panels, and juvenile services as well as appoints for attorney Guardian ad Litem and Advocate Attorneys in juvenile civil matters.
The Court Administrator sets goals for the divisions, supervises the work, provides training in job skills, assigns and directs work in the divisions, addresses complaints, and resolves conflicts. The Court Administrator develops, communicates and monitors policies, procedures and standards for the department and recommends improvement when necessary.
The Court Administrator develops and recommends the Court's annual operating budget and monitors and administers the approved budget.
Mrs. Rusk has worked in the Juvenile Court since 1989 and exclusively with Forsyth County since 1997.
Appointed as Chief Clerk of the Juvenile Court, Ms. Rusk oversees the processing of all filed cases. Staff process cases for court hearings, prepare notices, summons and process, and subpoenas. The office schedules all court hearings and prepares court calendars as well as case transfers, sealing of records and commitment orders.
The Clerk's office receives and processes requests to copy files and provide other agencies court records as permitted by law, such as military background investigations; provides personnel to record all hearings and maintains the court reporting system; manages the purchasing and inventory control of equipment and supplies for the Court; and receives and processes all money for court costs, fines, fees, and restitution and processes appeals to the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia.