The Juvenile Court Division represents the State of Georgia in Juvenile Court. This division is responsible for prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases involving juveniles. Additionally, the division prosecutes truancy, run-away, curfew violations and other status offenses which are considered unruly offenses.
The prosecutors in Juvenile Court work closely with the staff of Juvenile Court, the local school system and various agencies to insure that the community is protected and the interests of the juvenile are served.
Children are subject to the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court until age 17. However, the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over children between the ages of 13 and 16 who are charged with murder, voluntary manslaughter, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sexual battery and/or armed robbery.
The Juvenile Court team includes deputy chief assistant district attorney, Diane Morrell McLeod, assistant district attorney Kim Rowden and assistant district attorney Bess Walthour, who are each assigned to one of the three judges in Juvenile Court. The team is supported by an administrative assistant and two victim witness advocates.
Juvenile Court Website
Map & Directions to Juvenile Court