Georgia

Criminal Law: Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Delinquency

Know Your Rights

  • The Juvenile Criminal System

    The juvenile court system is set up to guide and rehabilitate young people. It’s similar to the adult system, but with important variations. These web pages contain more information about rights and the process used in the juvenile court system. Content Detail

    By:
    American Bar Association
  • The Juvenile Justice System

    The document discusses: (1) The history of the Juvenile Court System, (2) What kinds of cases go to the Juvenile Courts, (3) The process of being taken into custody, (4) Juvenile rights and protections, (5) Intake procedures (including detention decisions and procedure decisions made by the Juvenile Courts), (6) Formal hearing procedures and the disposition of the case, (7) Process for committing a youth to the Department of Juvenile Justice. This document is an excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Basic Rights of Parents

    This document discusses the basic of rights of parents under the law, excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

    By:
    Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Juvenile Court Glossary of Terms

    This document contains a list of terms frequently used in juvenile court case and their definitions. Content Detail

    By:
    Cobb County Juvenile Court
  • Your Guide to the Court System in Georgia

    Handbook developed by the Southern Center for Human Rights to guide you through the courts (including the juvenile justice system) in Georgia Read More

    By:
    Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Parents and Students in Public Schools PDF

    One of the most important things you can do for your children is to be involved in their education. You need to know the school principal and your child's teachers, so you can discuss your child's progress. You need to know the school's rules and what the school expects from parents and students. You also need to know the school's procedures and your rights in case a problem arises. This document discusses those rights and procedures. Content Detail

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • When Someone with Mental Illness is Arrested in Georgia

    This handbook is designed for anyone who wants information about helping a person with mental illness who is arrested in Georgia. Although there are general procedures within the criminal justice system that apply everywhere in the state, there are many facets of the justice system that vary from county to county. Furthermore, in some areas ( ie, Atlanta, Decatur, Savannah) there may be city systems as well. It can be very confusing, especially to someone who has never been involved with the criminal justice system before. The purpose of this handbook is to allow you to ask the right questions to get the information you need, should allow you to help bring the information you have to the attention of the court system to bring about a better resolution to the criminal case. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Mental Health Advocacy Division