Juvenile Court

Fulton County

Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court

Effective March 13, 2020, no jurors or grand jurors should report, and no jury trials will be held for thirty (30) days. No non-essential hearings will take place during these 30 days unless they can be conducted by video or teleconferencing. Juvenile Court will conduct essential hearings including Preliminary Protective Hearings and Detention Hearings for detained youth. Only preliminary protective hearings (for youth in DFCS custody) and detention hearings, will be calendared on Mondays and Thursdays only and will be conducted at the Fulton County Juvenile Court, pending implementation of such hearings being conducted via video or tele-conferencing. All parties for other hearing types that are scheduled for dependency, delinquency or CHINS matters, during this period of judicial emergency, are not to report to the court but should contact their attorneys or the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) if appropriate for further information. 

Click here for the full press release detailing the Juvenile Court Service Modifications. 

Juvenile Court serves the residents of Fulton County by hearing all cases involving allegations of dependency of children under the age of 18, children in need of services under the age of 18, and delinquency and traffic violations concerning children under the age of 17. The court is organized by Title 15, Chapter 11 of the Official Code of Georgia. Fulton County Juvenile Court is the largest juvenile court in Georgia and among the largest in the Southeastern United States.