Any and all hearings occurring during the declared judicial emergency shall take place by video conferencing at remote locations. The parties to a case (i.e. parent, guardian, custodian of the child who is the subject of the hearing) shall be admitted inside the courtroom. In order to comply with CDC social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, all other persons (public) wishing to view the proceedings shall be allowed access via a livestream video that will be situated in a different room of the juvenile courthouse. If, for any reason, a member of the public should object to viewing the proceedings by video, the Court will entertain such objection in writing stating the reasons for the objection and file same with the Clerk of the Court. The judge will consider the motion and the reasons contained therein and sustain, overrule, or enter an order specific to the reasons provided in the motion.
Juvenile Court Operations During
Declared Judicial Emergency
While for the safety of all concerned our courthouse building itself is closed to the public, the Juvenile Court Intake and Clerk’s Office are still open and are addressing essential functions.
Please call Intake at (770) 473-5977 during normal business hours (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday), so that an Intake Officer can screen your situation. If your situation involves an emergency that would require an immediate court order, the Intake Officer will receive your complaint for filing.
If you are a parent, guardian, custodian, or witness and have been summoned to a court hearing, please call the number above to speak with an Intake Officer to admit you into the courthouse at the time of your hearing and escort you to the courtroom.
If you have an emergency at any time, call 911.
Order on Court Operations During Declaration of Judicial Emergency
Clayton County Youth Development & Justice Center
9163 Tara Boulevard
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236
Welcome to the official website of the Juvenile Court of Clayton County, Georgia. Since its inception, Clayton County’s Juvenile Court has been the home of innovative programs and practices aimed at reducing the delinquency and dependency of the youth involved with its juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The same remains true today, with Clayton County Juvenile Court serving as a leader in innovation and reform within the state of Georgia and across the nation. Our CASA program and our work with the Clayton County System of Care and Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative are often seen as models for other jurisdictions.
Using the principles of Balanced and Restorative Justice, Clayton County Juvenile Court strives to help produce a safe and secure community that utilizes best practices in prevention and treatment in collaboration with families, community-based organizations, and agency partners to ensure the well-being of our children.
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