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Heather N. Dunn Appointed Juvenile Court Judge

Heather N. Dunn Appointed Juvenile Court Judge
Heather N. Dunn has been appointed by the judges of the Forsyth County Superior Court as Juvenile Court Judge, replacing Judge J. Russell Jackson who retired at the end of July.  Judge Dunn began her career in 2009 and has been an assistant district attorney in Forsyth County since March of 2010. Dunn graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology and earned her juris doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.  The Juvenile Court is dedicated to serving the residents of Forsyth County by hearing all cases involving allegations of deprivation or unruly ...

The County Spotlight: Sara Cross

The County Spotlight: Sara Cross
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Juvenile Court Program Coordinator Sara Cross about her role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Ground Broken for New Juvenile Justice Center

Ground Broken for New Juvenile Justice Center
Funding for new center provided by Capital Outlay Fund Ground was broken on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, for a new Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Center that will replace the current facility located at 875 Lanier 400 Pkwy. Photos from the ceremony can be found by clicking here.  The new Juvenile Justice Center will be located at the site of the current facility. The center will be approximately 70,000 square feet with three levels including unfinished shell space on the second level for future expansion. This facility will include two courtrooms, conference rooms and administrative offices. The facility was designed to incorporate ...

Judges Appointed to Forsyth County Juvenile Court

Judges Appointed to Forsyth County Juvenile Court
The Superior Court judges of the Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit are pleased to announce the appointments of Christopher Willis and J. Russell Jackson to the positions of Juvenile Court Judge. The swearing in is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018. The ceremony will take place in Courtroom 501 in the Forsyth County Courthouse (100 W. Courthouse Sq.). Judge Willis attended Harding University and earned his juris doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. For the past 23 years, Judge Willis has been in private practice focusing on criminal and civil litigation. A registered mediator, Judge Willis has served as an associate magistrate for the Forsyth County ...

Forsyth County Juvenile Court Recognized for Child Sexual Abuse Training

Forsyth County Juvenile Court Recognized for Child Sexual Abuse Training
The Forsyth County Juvenile Court has achieved Partner in Prevention status, a designation awarded by the nonprofit Darkness to Light. The status is given to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff to understand the issue of child sexual abuse, identify unsafe situations and practices and react responsibly in the best interest of the children they serve. Forsyth County Juvenile Court earned the Partner in Prevention designation by providing Stewards of Children training to over 90% of its management, staff and volunteers. Partner in Prevention was created as a national standard to help ...

Meincke Sworn In as Forsyth County Associate Juvenile Court Judge

Meincke Sworn In as Forsyth County Associate Juvenile Court Judge
Randall A. Meincke was recently appointed as the first full-time associate Juvenile Court judge for Forsyth County and was sworn into office on August 5, 2016. The ceremony was held at the Forsyth County Juvenile Justice Center, with Chief Superior Court Judge Jeffrey S. Bagley and Chief Juvenile Court Judge J. Russell Jackson officiating. Judge Meincke became the county’s 10th full-time member of the judiciary, joining Judge Jackson as the second full-time judge in the Juvenile Court of Forsyth County. Judge Meincke had served for the past two years as a part-time associate judge to the Juvenile Court. 

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.

Forsyth County Government Offices to Close Friday, January 22 at 1 p.m.
Friday, January 22, 2016: Due to current weather conditions, all general Forsyth County government offices will close today at 1 p.m. This early closure includes county government offices, the Forsyth County Courthouse, the Animal Shelter, recycling convenience centers, Senior Services, and Forsyth County Parks and Recreation’s indoor and gated facilities. All Parks and Recreation programs and activities are cancelled today.

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