Cobb County Juvenile Court
32 Waddell St., 5th/6th Floor
Marietta GA 30090

(770) 528-2220
(770) 528-2561 fax

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Except County Holidays
Juvenile Court

About the Court

Director of Juvenile Court Services
Judicial Administrative Manager (CPO)

Judges' Chambers

The Judges of the Cobb County Juvenile Court are appointed to a four year term by the Superior Court Judges. A judge must be at least 30 years of age, a citizen of the state for at least three years, and have practiced law for at least five years.

The judges are required to attend a minimum number of hours of specialized training each year to maintain eligibility for the position. The training is certified by the Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia.

Cases are assigned to the four Judges by the Clerk of Court upon the filing of a Juvenile Complaint. Though there are exceptions, once a child is assigned to a judge, all of that child's subsequent complaints will also be assigned to that judge.

  • Joanne E. Elsey - Presiding Judge
  • James R. Whitfield - Juvenile Judge
  • Juanita P. Stedman - Juvenile Judge
  • Jeffrey D. Hamby - Juvenile Judge

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    Director of Juvenile Court Services

    Michele Marchant-Wellmon
    (770) 528-2290
    Fax: (770) 528-2214

    The Director of Juvenile Court Services has many roles within the Juvenile Court system. The Director is responsible for planning and organizing the administrative activities of the Court. The position acts as a liaison to the community by participating in community activities that relate to the work of the Court. The Director assists in the coordinating and supervision of the work of the employees through conferences, reports and the successful operation of the Court. Administrative duties include maintaining personnel records and preparing and monitoring the annual budget.
    The Director's support staff for all administrative duties are performed by:

  • Sharon Colman - Administrative Coordinator (Administrative Office)

  • (770) 528-2292

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    Judicial Administrative Manager (CPO)

    Mea Fagiola
    (770) 528-1064

    The Judicial Administrative Manager is the Chief Probation Officer of the Juvenile Court. The Chief Probation Officer manages the Intake unit, and the Probation Supervision Unit. The Chief Probation Officer sets goals for the units, supervises the work, provides training in job skills, assigns and directs work in the units, addresses complaints, and resolves problems. The Chief Probation Officer sets policy and procedures for the Department, acts in the Director's absence, and advises the judges on in-house probation procedures.

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