The Juvenile Court Division represents the State of Georgia in Juvenile Court. This division is responsible for prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases involving juveniles. Additionally, the division is responsible for prosecuting delinquent traffic offenses.
The Prosecutors in Juvenile Court work closely with the staff of Juvenile Court, the local school system and various agencies to insure that the community is protected and the interests of the juvenile are served.
Delinquent children are subject to the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court until age 17. However, the Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over children between the ages of 13 and 16 who are charged with murder, murder in the second degree, voluntary manslaughter, rape, aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, aggravated sexual battery, armed robbery if committed with a firearm, Aggravated assault if committed with a firearm upon a public safety officer and/or aggravated battery upon a public safety officer.
The Juvenile Court Team is led by Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney, Diane Morrell McLeod, Assistant District Attorney Kim Rowden, and Assistant District Attorney Allison Bailey, who are each assigned to one of the three Judges in Juvenile Court. Assistant District Attorney Brittney Boston is responsible for intake, detention hearings, preparing petitions and motions. The team is supported by two Administrative Assistants, two Victim Witness Advocates and one investigator.