It is with great sadness and deep regret that we inform you of the passing of Judge Willie J. Lovett, Jr. Judge Lovett passed away Monday, January 30, 2017. He was a colleague and friend to many in the Fulton County community.
Judge Lovett was appointed to the Fulton County Juvenile Court bench in May 2013 and was instrumental in implementing evidence based programs for Fulton County’s children.
Lovett served in various positions within the Fulton County Court system. He was appointed to the position of Director of the Office of the Child Attorney in 2009, where he worked to ensure Fulton County was in compliance with the Kenny A. v. Perdue `consent decree.
He also served as the Deputy County Attorney for the Fulton County Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining the County Attorney’s Office, Judge Lovett clerked for Joseph W. Hatchett, former Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, served as an assistant city attorney for the City of Atlanta, and worked as an associate in several private law firms.
In addition to his legal background, litigation experience, and strong interest in child advocacy, Judge Lovett received his undergraduate degree from Yale University before earning his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1988 and his Master of Laws in Litigation from Emory Law School.
Judge Lovett’s Celebration of Life was be held Friday, February 3, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Impact Church 2323 Sylvan Road, East Point, GA 30344.
Click here to view the full video of the ceremony courtesy of Impact Church.
Click here to view the Judge Lovett Scholarship page administered by Impact Church.
Juvenile Court cordially invites the public and all members of the community to attend our upcoming community gathering, A Conversation with Parents, Saturday, February 4th, 10AM at Impact Church | 2323 Sylvan Road | East Point, Georgia, 30344. This is the first event in what will become our biannual family forum series; a unique opportunity for parents and grandparents, young men and women, mentors, advocates and concerned community members to come together and create a positive path forward for our greatest treasure - our youth.
We hope you will mark your calendar for this pivotal event and plan to be in attendance. Kindly RSVP by registering via Eventbrite by clicking here. Please feel free to share the opportunity with your colleagues, clients, friends and family. The event flyer is attached and may also be shared via social media from the Facebook Community Page: A Conversation with Parents.
Click here for more information about the event, and to download flyers and an event synopsis.
The judges and staff of Fulton County Juvenile Court welcome you to its revised and expanded website. Juvenile Court serves the residents of Fulton County by hearing all cases involving allegations of dependency of children under the age of 18, children in need of services (CHINS) under the age of 18, and delinquency and traffic violations concerning children under the age of 17. The court is organized by Title 15, Chapter 11 of the Official Code of Georgia. Fulton County Juvenile Court is the largest juvenile court in Georgia and amongst the largest in the Southeastern United States.
Fulton County Juvenile Court is located in the Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center at 395 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312. The court is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Parking is available in the lot located in front of the Juvenile Justice Center. The lot is accessible from Pryor Street Southwest, Fulton Street Southwest and Formwalt Street Southwest. The Juvenile Justice Center can also be reached by public transportation via MARTA Bus Route 49.
The Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center is a secure facility. All persons entering the building will be required to pass through a metal detector and have hand-carried objects scanned. Weapons of any kind, cameras and cell phones with cameras are not permitted into the building.
This website is designed to provide information to the general public about the purpose, programs and basic structure of the Juvenile Court. This website cannot provide specific case information due to the confidential nature of juvenile proceedings.
Juvenile Court's reception desk can be reached by phone at 404.612.4402. For a list offices and contacts, please visit the contacts page.