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  • J. Russell Jackson, Juvenile Court Judge
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  • Roxanne M. Spencer, Juvenile Services Specialist
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    John Russell (Rusty) Jackson was born in Atlanta, Georgia and has lived in Georgia for his entire life. Judge Jackson graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Judge Jackson also went to Law School at the University of Georgia and graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1984. After graduating from law school, Judge Jackson began his legal career as a law clerk for Superior Court Judges Frank C. Mills, III and Richard S. Gault in what was then the old Blue-Ridge Judicial Circuit, which consisted of Forsyth and Cherokee counties. Following a one year term as law clerk, Judge Jackson engaged in the private practice of law with an office in Cumming, Georgia from 1985 until he was named on July 12, 1999 as the first Judge in the history of Forsyth County to serve full time exclusively as a Judge of the Juvenile Court. Judge Jackson is a member of the Forsyth County Rotary Club, Forsyth County Bar Association, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges, hosts a monthly "Stake Holders" lunch for those in the community who have a stake in issues of child welfare, is a board member for Forsyth County Community Connection and the Forsyth County Certified Literate Community Program, is a founding member of the Forsyth County Child Advocacy Center, is a founder of the At Risk Children's Committee (ARCC), is a founder of the Winds of Change Weekend Work and Community Service Program, is Trustee and a founding member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Forsyth County and is a graduate of the 2001-02 Leadership Forsyth class. Judge Jackson is married, has two sons and lives in Cumming, Georgia.
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