- Currently the Juvenile Court continues to hear limited virtual hearings case by case. The Clerks Office is currently working diligently to get cases back on the court docket. Please contact the Clerks Offices with questions or for any a additional information.
- - Even with these limited hearings, people can participate by phone or Zoom. Just contact our clerks & let them know whether you will be attending in person, by phone or by Zoom . We are encouraging people to participate by phone or Zoom - Please don't bring young kids to court. Older kids should be present – only if necessary & if they cannot meaningfully participate by phone. -
- REGARDING RESETTING HEARINGS AND CHINS:
- The Clerks Office is working diligently to get cases back on the court docket.The best thing to do is to contact the Juvenile Court Clerks’ office and give them your best contact information, including email address, so that when the hearing is set, you can be notified. The Clerks’ office is 770-443-7532 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attorneys, if your client provides their email address to the clerks office, we will include you & them on the COS for the Order Setting Hearing.
COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY
- As to Delinquency or CHINS cases ( child that has pending charges), we are encouraging parties to either apply to the courts for a Public Defender or hire your own Attorney. If you have questions about how to apply to the the courts, you may contact the Public Defenders Office at 770-443-3463.
- As to Dependency cases, Dependency cases ( Child that has been deprived) , you may apply to the courts for an court appointed attorney. The Financial Affidavit is on our website, you may email it back to us at the email@example.com, fax it to 770-443-2029, or mail 280 Constitution Blvd, Room 2106, Dallas, Georgia 30132, @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- Under these unprecedented times, dropping your payment in the mail is a good way to go. We only accept money orders. In addition ,before you get your money order, please contact the clerk’s office for the discounted rate. The money orders needs to be made out to Paulding County Juvenile Court. Also, If you have taken the Driver’s Defense Course, please send the certificate in with the payment
- Mailing Address: Paulding County Juvenile Court- 280 Constitution Blvd. Room: 2106 Dallas, Georgia 30132 @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Welcome to the Paulding County Juvenile Court. This website will enable you to become aware of various resources and services available to you through this office.
The Paulding County Juvenile Court is organized under Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia.
Jurisdiction & Function
The Court is dedicated to serving the residents of Paulding County. 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.
Forms Accepted in our office
- CHINS complaint.
- Financial Affidavit For Dependency, Termination, Legitimation or Private Cases
- Records Request Form
- Criminal Background Check Form
- Financial Affidavit NEW 2020- PDF-fillable
- Delinquency Complaint
- Dependency Complaint
- Private Dependency Packet
- Finanical Affidavit for Delinquent or CHINS
CHINS Complaint Codes
-2018 Georgia Code Title 15-Courts. Chapter 11- Juvenile Code. Article 5- Child in Need of Services. Part 1- General Provisions
§ 15-11-381. Definitions
Universal Citation: GA Code § 15-11-381 (2018)
As used in this article, the term:
• (1) "Comprehensive services plan" means an interagency treatment, habilitation, support, or supervision plan developed collaboratively by state or local agency representatives, parties, and other interested persons following a court's finding that a child is incompetent to proceed.
• (2) "Habilitation" means the process by which a child is helped to acquire and maintain those life skills which will enable him or her to cope more effectively with the demands of his or her own person and of his or her environment and to raise the level of his or her physical, mental, social, and vocational abilities.
• (3) "Plan manager" means a person who is under the supervision of the court and is appointed by the court to convene a meeting of all relevant parties for the purpose of developing a comprehensive services plan.
• (4) "Runaway" means a child who without just cause and without the consent of his or her parent, guardian, or legal custodian is absent from his or her home or place of abode for at least 24 hours.
• (5) "Status offense" means an act prohibited by law which would not be an offense if committed by an adult.
• (6) "Truant" means having ten or more days of unexcused absences from school in the current academic year.
Presiding Judge Carolyn Altman
|Juvenile Court Directory||Phone Number|
|Senior Deputy Clerk||Sherese Lackey||678-224-4255|
|Deputy Clerk||Angie Chandler||678-224-4255|
|In-Court Deputy Clerk||Jennifer Spoon||678-224-4255|
|Deputy Clerk/Reception||Lindsey Brady||678-224-4255|
|Legal Assistant||Vanessa Childers||678-224-4252|
|Treatment Service Coordinator||Michele Freeman||678-224-4254|
|Juvenile Court Contacts|
|CHINS (Children In Need of Services)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Conflicts and Leave of Absenceemail@example.com|
|To Contact Judge Altmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|To contact the Clerk's office||juvenileClerks@paulding.gov|