Juvenile Court Judges

Judiciary Group Photo
The Fulton County Juvenile Court Judiciary: [Left to right] Associate Judge Belton, Associate Judge Blau, Presiding Judge Lovett, Chief Presiding Judge Boyd, Presiding Judge Scales, Associate Judge Jackson and Associate Judge Turner.


The Judiciary conducts all hearings which are mandated by law to determine the existence of probable cause, the necessity for detention, adjudication and disposition of delinquency, dependency, children in need of services, and traffic offenses; grants legitimations, guardianships, sealing records, permission to marry, to join the military or to determine parent notification of a minor’s intention to seek an abortion; and judicial reviews of children who are placed in foster care.

By special authorization of the Fulton County Superior Court, the Fulton County Juvenile Court also conducts adoptions for those cases where the termination of parent rights has occurred to expedite permanency for these children. Chief Judge Bradley J. Boyd leads the judiciary and directs the operations of Fulton County Juvenile Court.

Presiding Judges


Chief Presiding Judge Bradley J. Boyd
Chief Presiding Judge Boyd received his undergraduate degree from Goshen College and studied further at Indiana State University and Georgia State University. He received his juris doctorate from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1978. He was appointed to the bench in 2006.

Presiding Judge Juliette W. Scales
Presiding Judge Scales received her undergraduate degree from Hampton University. She received her juris doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law in 1987. She was appointed to the bench in June, 2002.

Associate Judges


Associate Judge George G. Blau
Associate Judge Blau received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. He received his juris doctorate from Woodrow Wilson College of Law in 1977. He was appointed to the bench in 1986.

Associate Judge Phillip Jackson
Associate Judge Jackson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. He received his juris doctorate from Georgia State University’s College of Law in 1989. He was appointed to the bench in June 2009.

Associate Judge Wenona C. Belton
Associate Judge Belton received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her juris doctorate from Georgia State University’s College of Law in 1999. She was appointed to the bench in July, 2013.

Associate Judge Renata D. Turner
Associate Judge Turner received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. She received her juris doctorate from the Southern California School of Law, joined the California Bar in 1989 and joined the Georgia Bar in 1990. Judge Turner was appointed to Juvenile Court in 2015.