Douglas County Juvenile Court is an independent juvenile court organized under Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia. The Court is dedicated to serving the residents of Douglas County by hearing all cases involving allegations of dependency of children under the age of eighteen, Children In Need of Services (CHINS), delinquency or traffic violations concerning children under the age of seventeen found within its jurisdictions.
The mission of the Juvenile Court of Douglas County is to serve children and families through prevention and early intervention services in delinquency and dependency cases, with a view toward diverting children and families from the court process.
For those children and families that cannot be served without court intervention, the Court shall hear cases promptly so that children and families are connected to services as soon as possible.
The Court shall work to address all issues to avoid reentry into the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems.