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Heather Dunn appointed new Forsyth County Juvenile Court judge
Judge Heather Dunn
Forsyth County Juvenile Court Judge Heather Dunn - photo by Forsyth County Government

A new judge has been appointed to the Forsyth County Juvenile Court.

Heather Dunn was recently appointed by judges of the Forsyth County Superior Court to serve as juvenile court judge. She will replace former Judge J. Russell Jackson, who had served since 2018 and retired at the end of July.

Dunn, who has served as an assistant district attorney in Forsyth County since 2010, will be sworn in on Friday, Aug. 20.

She is a cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology, and earned her juris doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law.

Forsyth County Juvenile Court serves all cases involving allegations of deprivation or unruly conduct of children under the age of 18 or delinquency or traffic violations concerning children under the age of 17 found in the county.