New court administrator at DeKalb Juvenile Court

Colet Odenigbo, with his wife, Nneka, at his side, was sworn in by Chief Judge Linda Bratton-Haynes on July 13. 

Former DeKalb County Juvenile Court probation officer Colet Odenigbo is now administrator of the court.

Odenigbo, who joined the court in May 22, took the oath of office from Chief Judge Linda Bratton-Haynes on July 13. He was a juvenile probation officer from 2000 to 2006.

His swearing-in ceremony at the Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center was witnessed by a packed courtroom that included his wife, Nneka; his daughter and son, Amarachi and Michael; and members of the Juvenile Court bench, DeKalb officials, and his relatives and friends.

Odenigbo, a Nigerian immigrant, was educated in the United States and served in the U.S. Navy. He has lived in DeKalb County for more than 20 years. Most recently, he was chief of staff for DeKalb District 3 Commissioner Larry Johnson.

The Gregory A. Adams Juvenile Justice Center is at 4309 Memorial Drive in Decatur.