Welcome to Juvenile Court

  • Posted on: 6 June 2022
  • By: Juvenile Court ...

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.

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.


All persons entering the Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center are required to wear a Face Mask, or facial covering, over their nose and mouth at all times, and will be subject to temperature screening using a no-touch thermometer.


NOTICE REGARDING FILING PLEADINGS: Parties may file pleadings and other legal documents in person or electronically:

INITIAL PLEADINGS:
ATTORNEYS AND PRO-SE LITIGANTS MAY FILE INITIAL PLEADINGS* AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS IN PERSON at 395 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 OR ELECTRONICALLY via FCJC.INTAKE@FULTONCOUNTYGA.GOV

*PLEASE NOTE: SOME INITIAL PLEADINGS CAN ONLY BE FILED IN PERSON BY VISITING OUR INTAKE OFFICE. Filings must be signed and submitted in .pdf file format. Please include your name, address, email address and phone number, should the Clerk's Office need to contact you.

Download: Electronic Filing Guidelines for Initial Pleadings to the Intake Unit.

SUBSEQUENT PLEADINGS:
ATTORNEYS AND PRO-SE LITIGANTS MAY FILE SUBSEQUENT PLEADINGS AND OTHER LEGAL DOCUMENTS IN PERSON at 395 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30312 OR ELECTRONICALLY via FCJC.CLERK@FULTONCOUNTYGA.GOV

Filings must be signed and submitted in .pdf file format. Please include your name, address, email address and phone number, should the Clerk's Office need to contact you.

Download: Electronic Filing Guidelines for Subsequent Pleadings to the Clerk's Office.

** Please contact (404) 612-4419 or (404) 613-4663 for additional information on submitting documents or pleadings electronically.


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, CONTRABAND, ILLEGAL NARCOTICS, CAMERAS AND LIGHTERS ARE PROHIBITED AND 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.