(ATLANTA, GA, 1/11/2023) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today congratulated the Honorable Judge Fatima A. El-Amin for her appointment as the next Chief Judge of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court, effective January 1, 2023.
According to the DeKalb Juvenile Court website, Chief Judge Fatima A. El-Amin is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. Judge El-Amin completed her collegiate studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her senior honors thesis titled, “The Hijab: Investigating the Relationship between Traditional Islamic Dress and Self-Esteem among African-American Muslim Women,” received Magna Cum Laude distinction at Harvard. Judge El-Amin returned to Atlanta, Georgia, and received her J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law in 2000. She was the recipient of the Emory Law School Dean’s Public Service Award.
CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Murtaza Khwaja said in a statement,
“We congratulate Hon. Judge Fatima El-Amin on her appointment as Chief Judge of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court. We believe that Judge El-Amin’s educational distinction, training, and academic interests make her uniquely suited to service in the criminal justice system. We are proud of her achievements and pray that she can effect positive change in the thousands of lives she will touch in her position as Chief Judge.”
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.