Steve Teske

Chief Judge, Juvenile Court of Clayton County

Teske was appointed to the Juvenile Court of Clayton County and serves as chief judge. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner in the firm of Boswell and Teske LLP and served as special assistant attorney general prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases. He is past president of the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Teske also serves on the Georgia Criminal Justice Reform Commission, Georgia Commission on Family Violence, Judicial Advisory Council of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Governor’s Office for Children and Families and serves as its vice-chair. He served two terms on the Federal Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice representing the state of Georgia. 
 
Teske has testified before Congress on two occasions and before several state legislatures as an expert on reform. He is the author of numerous articles on child welfare and juvenile justice reform published in the Juvenile and Family Law Journal, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Juvenile Justice and Family Today, Family Court Review, and the Georgia Bar Journal.  His book, Reform Juvenile Justice Now, is a collection of essays on juvenile justice issues.