Honorable John Sumner, Presiding Judge, Juvenile Court Cherokee County

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How Judges Can Lead Juvenile Justice Reform

Posted by Honorable John Sumner, Presiding Judge, Juvenile Court Cherokee County

Oct 10, 2017 1:25:41 PM

A Georgia judge reflects on his states juvenile justice reform, and how judges can lead the effort

Our society finds itself asking why do we sentence, probate and incarcerate so many young people while forgetting the frailties of adolescents? Juvenile justice reform is occurring in many states. Often judges are the leaders or at the center of these efforts. Why are judges taking on this new role, and why are communities looking to them for leadership? It is always helpful to look back to see how we got here. We can then better answer those questions.

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