Peggy Walker

Juvenile Court Judge, Juvenile Court of Douglas County

Walker is a full-time Juvenile Court Judge in Douglas County having served there since 1998 and part-time as Associate and Judge Pro Tempore since 1990. She graduated from Georgia State University with a master’s degree in Education and a juris doctorate of Law. She serves as President Elect for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and will be sworn in as President in Chicago in July 2014. In her capacity with National Council, she is serving on STRYVE (Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere) Action Council, a national effort to end youth violence. She is graduate fellow of Zero To Three Class of 2005 and was a Senior Fellow at Emory University in 2008, where she worked with Lila Bradley and Judge Steve Franzen on a manual for judges and practitioners to promote preservation of families. She received a federal partnership grant that funded a Family Drug Treatment Program serving parents with children from birth to age five with substance abuse problems which continues with funding from the State and county. The Douglas County Juvenile Court received federal funding to join Zero To Three Court Teams Project in 2010. Although the funding did not continue as a national project, the work continues at the local level to make certain that infants and toddlers in Douglas County get the best start possible.