Coltrane to Oversee Juvenile Court Services in 19-county Piedmont Area


The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Emily T. Coltrane of Randolph County as Juvenile Court Services Area Administrator for the Piedmont Region, comprised of 19 counties. Coltrane becomes one of four juvenile area administrators in North Carolina.

In this new position, Coltrane will provide oversight and direction to Juvenile Court Service operations in the Piedmont area, with responsibility for all hiring, purchasing and personnel actions. She will supervise each district’s chief court counselor; provide leadership in meeting local community needs and concerns; and ensure implementation of existing juvenile court service policies and procedures. The Piedmont area is comprised of the following counties: Alexander, Anson, Cabarrus, Davie, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Rowan, Randolph, Rockingham, Stanly, Stokes, Surry and Union.

Coltrane began her juvenile justice career in 1995 as a juvenile court counselor trainee, and was hired as a permanent juvenile court counselor the next year. She has served as chief court counselor in District 19 (Randolph, Montgomery, Moore, Cabarrus and Rowan counties) since March 2011.

Coltrane has lived in Randolph County since 1977. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Pfeiffer University.


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