Juvenile Court

Mission


The mission of the Athens-Clarke County Juvenile Court is to protect the well-being of the children under the court's jurisdiction, providing guidance and control as necessary, while balancing the needs and best interests of the community.

Jurisdiction and Function


The court has jurisdiction over most children under the age of 17 who are charged with violating any law or are deemed runaways, ungovernable, or beyond parental control. The court also hears all cases involving allegations of deprivation of children under the age of 18 found within its jurisdictions.

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