Juvenile Court Overview

100 10th Street, Government Center - East Wing, 1st Floor
Phone: 706.653.4290

The Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over cases involving children under the age of 17 who are alleged to be unruly, delinquent, deprived, in need of treatment (i.e., mentally or emotionally ill or mentally retarded), or who are alleged to have committed a traffic offense.

The judge, who is appointed by the Superior Court, judges for a term of four years, presides over these cases as well as contested divorce custody cases transferred to the Juvenile Court by the Superior Court judges.

The Juvenile Court has one part-time associate judge who holds preliminary/detention, shelter hearings, traffic hearings, serves as pro-tem, assesses and signs bonds, warrants, and other legal documents. The support staff ensures that all cases have been properly handled by conferring with attorneys, and other professionals.

Juvenile Court is located on the 1st Floor of the East Wing of the Consolidated Government Center.


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