Presiding Judge Juliette W. Scales has served as a full-time Juvenile Court Judge since May 2013, having initially been appointed as an Associate Judge in 2002. In 2018, she was formally designated as the Presiding Judge and is currently serving her second term as the Chief Judge of the Court. Judge Scales is a past-President of the Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia having served from June 2019- June 2020. She is an active member of the Council of Juvenile Court Judges on numerous committees as well as having previously been on its Executive Board, as Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Judge Scales was a member of the Judicial Council of Georgia from 2018-2020 and appointed by the Governor as a judicial representative to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, legislative and Grant Committees. She was also appointed as a member of the Georgia Supreme Court Justice for Children Committee. She also serves as a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Council of Accountability Court Judges, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and is a member of various other voluntary bar associations.
Judge Scales has been engaged in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Law in various capacities throughout her legal career, having served as an Assistant District Attorney, Special Assistant Attorney General for the Division of Family and Children Services, a Children and Youth Advocate/Attorney and in the private sector.
In addition to her regular docket, Judge Scales presides over the Family Treatment Court, known as HOPE Court. Judge Scales has received honors and awards for her dedicated service and commitment to children and families. Judge Scales earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Hampton University, Hampton Virginia and her Juris Doctorate Degree from The American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.
Judicial Assistant: Marie Walker
Judicial Case Manager: Shertikua Reid
Staff Attorney: Katie Tobias
Phone Number: 404.613.4823