Caren Cloud | Immediate Past President
Caren Cloud serves as the Court Program Administrator for the Fulton County Juvenile Court. Caren previously served as the Legal Director for the Truancy Intervention Project Georgia (TIP Georgia) and as an adjunct professor of Juvenile Law at Georgia State University’s College of Law.
A third generation Atlantan, Caren is a proud graduate of the Atlanta Public Schools system and Clark Atlanta University. After graduating from the University of Georgia, School of Law in 1999, Caren embarked upon a career in juvenile justice and child welfare, where she has remained a dedicated advocate for the past twenty years.
Caren has served on Gate City’s Executive Board in the roles of Secretary and Historian over the past four years. She is also an immediate past member-at-large of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Board of Directors, a member of the Atlanta Board of Education Ethics Commission, immediate past co-chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Law School Outreach Committee and a current co-chair of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Minority and Diversity Clerkship Committee.
In 2019, Caren was selected as an honoree amongst the “The Atlanta 500”, Atlanta Magazine’s 2nd Annual Guide to the City’s Most Powerful Leaders and successfully completed Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education’s Education Policy Fellowship Program.
Caren is the recipient of several awards including: Distinguished Service Award, Atlanta Bar Association (2018 and 2016), the Fred Gray Social Justice Award, John Marshall Law School (2010), the Child Advocate Award, State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division, Juvenile Law Committee (2010), and Best Service to the Public, State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division (2002-03).
Caren lives in Atlanta with her son, Anderson.