Former Juvenile Court Judge Glenda Hatchett Being Honored by NAACP Atlanta Branch

Judge's TV Show to Premiere in National Syndication on Monday, September 11th


The NAACP Atlanta Branch will celebrate the organization's 91 years of service by honoring the accomplishments of former Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge Glenda Hatchett with a presentation of the 2000 Jondelle Johnson Legacy Award during the Jondelle Johnson Freedom Fund Dinner on Saturday, September 9, 2000. Judge Hatchett is being recognized for her outstanding contributions within the juvenile court system and for her commitment to leadership. Other recipients will include the Honorable Maynard Jackson and WSB-TV news anchor Monica Kaufman.

Judge Hatchett has worked tirelessly to help make a difference for today's youth. She served for eight years as a Judge in the Fulton County, Georgia Juvenile Court system, becoming the state's first African-American chief presiding justice of a state court and the department head of one of the largest juvenile court systems in the country. Judge Hatchett is a committed jurist and activist, possessing a distinctive approach on today's pressing issues. Her latest venture is starring in her own court TV show entitled "Judge Hatchett" -- from Columbia TriStar Television Distribution -- which premieres Monday, September 11th in national syndication.

Offering a unique point of view, "Judge Hatchett" showcases a wide range of compelling cases that showcase a range of emotions. In addition to small claims, "Judge Hatchett" will introduce deeper, emotional issues such as cases involving personal family matters. Her judgments will offer solutions and "real life" lessons to be applied beyond the courtroom. Elements of early intervention and "aftercare," specifically follow up visits and rehabilitation, will be emphasized throughout the series.

The Jondelle Johnson Award is a tribute to the late Jondelle Johnson. Johnson served as Executive Director of the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP from 1973 until her death in 1998.

The dinner and awards presentation will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Atlanta. The annual dinner is the premiere fund-raising event for the Atlanta branch.

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