Every year hundreds of children in Paulding County become victims of crimes such as physical and sexual abuse. The mission of Juvenile Investigations is to protect the young citizens of Paulding County by conducting thorough investigations of reported criminal activity where a child has been physically abused, sexually abused, neglected, or kidnapped and bring the offenders to justice. In addition to investigating crimes against children, these detectives also investigate crimes where juveniles are suspects of crimes. Detectives within Juvenile Investigations are highly trained and include Gang Investigations and Identification as well.
Juvenile Investigations also applies experience and training to proactive programs such as Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Community and School Presentations bringing awareness to activities that can lead to child abuse.
This team of detectives operates proactive ICAC programs to detect and arrest child predators and purveyors of child sexual abuse materials. ICAC is an award winning Affiliate of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC).
Monitoring Sex Offenders
The Juvenile Division is also charged with Monitoring and tracking sex offenders residing in Paulding County. The Sex Offender RegistryTracking program in Paulding County verifies the residency and job location of every sex offender in the county on a bi-annual basis.
The Paulding County Sheriff's Office collaborates with many local agencies which are a part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT). The MDT consists of the Juvenile Division, the Paulding County Advocacy Center, the Paulding County District Attorney’s Office, the Paulding County Department of Family and Children Services(DFACS), the Paulding Court Appointed Special Advocates(CASA), representatives from Paulding Wellstar and Tanner Health, along with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The MDT meets on a weekly basis to discuss current cases and to share new concepts and ideas.