7/31/17: Judge Sheila D. J. Calloway, Juvenile Court
With a system of Restorative Justice, all those who are harmed by crime (offenders, families, community) collectively work together to achieve both accountability and restoration moving everyone towards forgiveness. Restorative Justice creates a juvenile court system built on evidence-based best practices…A system where youth are expected to take responsibility for their actions and for repairing the harm they have caused while giving them meaningful opportunities to learn new ways of behaving.
Sheila Calloway received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 1991 and her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1994 both from Vanderbilt University. After graduating from law school, Calloway worked at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in both the adult and juvenile systems. In January 2004, she was appointed by Judge Betty Adams Green to the position of Juvenile Court Magistrate and served in that position until November 2013, when she announced her intention to run for the position of Juvenile Court Judge. She was elected Juvenile Court Judge in August 2014. She serves as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University where she teaches both in the Law School.