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Wenona Belton

Judge Wenona C. Belton (RET.)

Board Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Judge Wenona C. Belton (Ret.) served on the bench of the Juvenile Court of Fulton County, Georgia, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, from July 31, 2013 through October 10, 2023. Prior to her judicial service and during her twenty-three years of service to the court and the community, she served as an agency attorney; Clerk of Court; Assistant Public Defender; and Judicial Staff Attorney. Judge Belton has been certified as a Child Welfare Law Specialist through the National Association of Counsel for Children/American Bar Association since 2012. She served as the judicial lead for the Court Improvement Initiative, in collaboration with the State’s Court Improvement Program.

Judge Belton serves on the board of directors of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and is a cabinet member of Get Georgia Reading — a statewide collaborative which has identified third-grade reading as an urgent priority, and shares strategies to promote and enhance literacy. She also serves on committees within the State Bar of Georgia, Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges, and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and is a member of various voluntary bar associations.

Judge Belton earned a juris doctorate degree from the Georgia State University College of Law and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. A former foster parent, Judge Belton is a life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and has served as a CASA volunteer and volunteer lawyer for the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation’s Domestic Violence Project.


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