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Juvenile Court judge receives statewide award
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Juvenile Court judge receives statewide award

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County Judge Cliff Jolliff has been named the 2011 recipient of the Judge Aaron Cohn Award.

This distinction is given annually to a juvenile court judge who makes significant contributions to the fields of juvenile justice and child welfare.

"I am very honored to receive this meaningful award named after such a remarkable man," Jolliff said, referring to Judge Aaron Cohn, a World War II veteran who recently retired as a juvenile court judge in Columbus, Ga. at age 95. 

Jolliff was chosen for the award in part because of his tireless fight against structural and budget cuts to the Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia, of which he has served as president. He also serves on several committees, namely Georgia CASA, the Family Violence Commission and AOC Workload Assessment for Juvenile Courts.

Jolliff received a BA in philosophy from the University of Florida and earned his law degree at Mercer University. He and his wife, Elaine, live in Gainesville.

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