Judicial Insight


When a writer comes along who touches your conscience, you want to tell people.  So we are pleased to tell you that Judge Steven Teske of Clayton County Juvenile Court is now writing for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange at JJIE.org.  He is currently sharing stories from his childhood and his life that are filled with surprise and insight. His stories are sometimes funny, often poignant, and always make you think.

In The Good Shepherd,” we hear about the dare that almost got him arrested, and the middle school principal who saved his bacon.

In “Making Adults Mad –When Did That Become a Crime?” he reveals what happened when he got his first BB gun for Christmas.

In “The Silent Majority” he talks about the unsung heroes who help “crossover” kids.

Judge Teske has been on the bench for more than 10 years. He represents Georgia on the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, chairs the Board of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, and serves on the Judicial Advisory Council to the Board of the State Department of Juvenile Justice.  He’s a leader in the Annie E. Casey Foundation Detention Reform Initiative and a nationally recognized speaker on juvenile justice issues.

You’ll find Judge Teske’s regular blog post under Ideas and Opinions on our home page.  Feel free to agree or disagree, and share your stories with our growing community at JJIE.org.


Got a juvenile justice story idea?  Contact JJIE.org editor Ellen Miller at emille43@kennesaw.edu.  Miller is a mulit-media journalist, and former television news reporter and news director.  She has more than two dozen awards for her work in newsrooms in Chicago, Nashville, Charlotte, Sacramento and Cleveland.

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