Message from FCJC Judges to Youth & Families

  • Posted on: 26 March 2020
  • By: Juvenile Court ...

From the Judges of the Fulton County Juvenile Court to the Youth of Fulton County:

The Judges of the Fulton County Juvenile Court want to reach out and encourage all youth in Fulton County to stay home and stay safe. Your role in following our Atlanta Mayor’s 14 day stay at home order as well as other governmental guidelines is crucial in keeping you and your families safe from contracting the coronavirus. Please use this time to keep learning through your school’s online programs or to read a book. #Staysafe #Stayhome #Step-up

COVID-19 & Modified Court Operations

  • Posted on: 15 March 2020
  • By: Juvenile Court ...

The Fulton County Juvenile Court joins in the Atlanta Judicial Circuit issuance of an Executive Order declaring a judicial emergency in Fulton County. Effective March 13, 2020, no jurors or grand jurors should report, and no jury trials will be held for thirty (30) days.

No non-essential hearings will take place during these 30 days, unless they can be conducted by video or teleconferencing. Parties or attorneys in any non-essential matters should contact the chambers of the judge assigned to their case if they have any questions and/or need help to ensure their compliance with the order.

The Fulton County Juvenile Court will conduct essential hearings including Preliminary Protective Hearings and Detention Hearings for detained youth. In these matters, parties should contact their attorney prior to reporting to the Fulton County Juvenile Court..

Only preliminary protective hearings (for youth in DFCS custody) and detention hearings, will be calendared on Mondays and Thursdays only and will be conducted at the Fulton County Juvenile Court, pending implementation of such hearings being conducted via video or tele-conferencing.

All parties for other hearing types that are scheduled for dependency, delinquency or CHINS matters, during this period of judicial emergency, are not to report to the court, but should contact their attorneys or the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) if appropriate for further information pending notice of the new hearing dates.

However, if your child is detained or in the temporary custody of DFCS and scheduled for a Preliminary Protective Hearing or Detention hearing, and you believe yourself to be ill or at risk of illness, contact your attorney or your child’s attorney, probation officer, or Clerk of the Court at 404-612-4402 prior to the scheduled hearing.

All new filers should consider limiting their business with the court until the judicial emergency order is terminated unless such failure to file would jeopardize the safety of the child or children involved in the case.

Welcome to Juvenile Court

  • Posted on: 1 November 2018
  • By: Juvenile Court ...

The judges and staff of Fulton County Juvenile Court welcome you to its revised and expanded website. Juvenile Court serves the residents of Fulton County by hearing all cases involving allegations of dependency of children under the age of 18, children in need of services (CHINS) under the age of 18, and delinquency and traffic violations concerning children under the age of 17. The court is organized by Title 15, Chapter 11 of the Official Code of Georgia. Fulton County Juvenile Court is the largest juvenile court in Georgia and amongst the largest in the Southeastern United States.

Fulton County Juvenile Court is located in the Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center at 395 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312. The court is open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking is available in the lot located in front of the Juvenile Justice Center. The lot is accessible from Pryor Street Southwest, Fulton Street Southwest and Formwalt Street Southwest. The Juvenile Justice Center can also be reached by public transportation via MARTA Bus Route 49.

The Judge Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center is a secure facility. All persons entering the building will be required to pass through a metal detector and have hand-carried objects scanned. Weapons of any kind, cameras and cell phones with cameras are not permitted into the building.

This website is designed to provide information to the general public about the purpose, programs and basic structure of the Juvenile Court. This website cannot provide specific case information due to the confidential nature of juvenile proceedings.

Juvenile Court's reception desk can be reached by phone at 404.612.4402. For a list offices and contacts, please visit the contacts page.