Today marks the first day of Judge Robin Shearers retirement. She began serving as presiding Juvenile Court Judge for the Western Judicial Circuit, serving Clarke and Oconee counties in 2008. Prior to her 2008 appointment, she served as both associate judge and court clerk. Judge Shearer began her juvenile justice career in 1987 as a special assistant district attorney, representing DFCS in the Juvenile Courts of Athens-Clarke, Oconee and Jackson counties.
Judge Shearer has led the move towards more progressive court programs such as Athens Peer Court and the Family Dependency Treatment Court. She has not only made many positive changes in our Juvenile Court, but has also been a strong advocate for the Athens-Oconee CASA Program, the important work that CASAs do, and the other programs of Children First, Inc.
We are grateful for her service and wish her well in retirement.