Attorney S. Quon Bridges Teen Court Judge 2009-present
S. Quon Bridges received his undergraduate degree from the College of Wooster and his J.D. degree (1981) from the North Carolina Central University School of Law. Bridges began his career working for the North Central Legal Assistance Program. After approximately six years, he became a private practice lawyer. He then served in the public defender's office from 1990 to 1991, after which, he became an assistant district attorney for the 9th Judicial District. He worked in that capacity for 17 years before his judicial appointment in 2007. He served as District Court Judge for the 9th Judicial District from 2007-2012. Quon Bridges was the first judge to preside in Granville, Franklin and Vance counties in the newly established Teen courts. In 2013, he was reelected City Commissioner for the City of Oxford.
Honorable Carolyn J. Thompson Teen Court Judge 2010-present
On November 4, 2008, Carolyn J. Thompson was elected as the first female judge to preside in the 9th District in over 15 years. Her county seat is Oxford, North Carolina, however, she holds court in all four surrounding counties. Judge Thompson obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Hampton University and her Juris Doctor degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Judge Thompson has served as board member and general member to numerous legal and community-focused organizations, including but not limited to: Granville County Human Relations Commission (3 terms); Families Living Violence Free and Vance County Professional and Business Women’s Association. She currently maintains membership with the Granville County Judicial Attendance Council (presiding judge); N.C. Association of District Court Judges; Granville County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and the Oxford Chapter of the Les Gemmes, Inc.
Attorney Lori Dutra Teen Court Judge 2014-present
Lori Dutra was born in St. Louis, Missouri and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her law degree and Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Dutra is licensed by both the North Carolina and Florida State Bars. Mrs. Dutra is the former President of the Granville County Bar Association. She previously served as attorney for the City of Creedmoor Planning Board and currently represents the City of Oxford Planning Board.
Granville County Teen Court Adult Volunteers
Nancy Pifer Teen Court Adult Volunteer
Nancy Pifer has been a volunteer with the Teen Court program since the 1st court hearing. She arrives at every Teen Court with a ready smile for every youth volunteer, defendant and parent during check in. She organizes the jury members, provides support and direction during deliberation and signs defendants documentation. During the week she visits the individual schools, meeting with the defendants and working with school administrators to receive updates. Nancy has transformed her role from adult volunteer to program spokeswoman as she works with the School Resource Officers and administrators to encourage referrals to the program and shares the program with the community any chance she gets. In addition to her service with Teen Court, Nancy is a dedicated volunteer for Granville County Schools, serves as an advisory council member for Granville Greenways and is the treasurer for church, Grassy Creek Baptist Church. She is the proud mother of Ashley and Alexis.