Forsyth gets first full-time associate Juvenile Court judge

Randall A. Meincke, a part-time associate Juvenile Court judge in Forsyth County for the last two years, has been appointed the county’s first full-time judge in that position.

A swearing-in ceremony was held last week at the Forsyth Juvenile Justice Center. Meincke is Forsyth’s 10th full-time member of the judiciary, joining Chief Juvenile Court Judge J. Russell Jackson as the second full-time judge in that court.

The move reflects the county’s rapid population growth. Forsyth County schools recently reported that since 2001, the student population has grown to more than 46,000 from 23,659, while the county’s overall population rose to 212,500 from 98,407.

As an associate Juvenile Court judge, Meincke has handled dependency, delinquency, drug court and other cases, according to his LinkedIn profile. Previously, he practiced law at his own and other firms and was an associate Magistrate Court judge in Forsyth from 2001 to 2004.

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