Judge Vincent C. Crawford was appointed on January 1, 2019 to the position of Chief Judge of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit Juvenile Court. Judge Crawford is a Savannah native and the son of Gerald and Bessie Crawford. He’s a graduate of H. V. Jenkins High School and a honors graduate from Florida A&M University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He received his law degree from Mercer University in 1990. In 2016 Judge Crawford as Chairman of the Georgia Court Improvement Project was the only Judge in the United States to be invited to the White House by President Obama to present on CPRS2. CPRS2 is the only cross agency software program system in the United States created specifically for Juvenile Court in Georgia.
Legal Career: In 1990 he started his legal career as a staff Attorney for Georgia Legal Services from 1990 to 1993. In 1993 he was appointed Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney for the Augusta Judicial Circuit. From 1995 to 1997 he served as an assistant District Attorney for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. From 1997 to 2005 he was a solo practitioner practicing criminal, domestic and juvenile law. On February 27, 2005 he was appointed to the position of Associate Magistrate Judge for the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit. On March 24, 2006 he was appointed to the position of Juvenile Court Judge where he has currently has served for the past 13 years. He is a member of the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Awards and Accomplishments: In 2008 he received the Mercer University, Black Law Student Association, Service Award , In 2009 he received the “Service” award from the Georgia Department of Human Resources & Youth Empowerment for his work with children in Foster care, 2009 he received the Romae T. Powell Award from the Juvenile Court Association of Georgia for his outstanding contribution and dedicated service to the field of Juvenile Justice, in 2011 He received the DeKalb County Juvenile Court Service award for outstanding
Judicial leadership. Also, 2011 he was appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court and currently serves as Chairman of the Court Improvement Initiative (CII). , March 31, 2012 he received the “Recognition of Outstanding Leadership Award” from Jack and Jill of America, Inc.,