Programming and Grants Division
For inquiries regarding Court Support Services and the Programming and Grants Division, please contact:
Director, Administration and Court Support Services
p: 404.613.6716 | e: Tomiko.Williams@fultoncountyga.gov
The Programs Unit
The Programs Unit consists of Evidence Based Programs, Family Preservation and Program Development.
Fulton County Juvenile Court receives funding to provide evidence-based services to youth on probation. The Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant (JJIG) funds Aggressive Replacement Training) , Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) services. The JJIG program is designed to reduce both juvenile felony commitments to the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and short- term program (STP) admissions through the use of evidence-based programs shown to reduce recidivism and to promote a positive relationship among the youth, their families, and their communities.
The Family Preservation Unit
The Preservation Unit implements and connects court and community-based programs and services to youth and families served by the court. The mission of the Juvenile Court is to first, protect children and the community in matters brought before the court, to rehabilitate children and to restore families; and second, to create opportunities for the community, partners and stakeholders to actively engage in this mission. The Preservation Unit supports the mission by engaging community partners and service providers as well as the youth and their parents to strengthen families. The Preservation Unit is also responsible for the Court’s programming for employees as well as the families we serve
Community Resource Guide
Ensuring the right programs and resources are available at the right time for youth and families served by Fulton County Juvenile Court is a key priority. Appropriate programs are matched with youth based on risk levels, needs, and types of services, while ensuring the incorporation of therapeutic approaches, along with cognitive-behavioral therapies, counseling, skills training, and family support. The Community Resource Guide provides detailed information on evidence-based juvenile programs and services that deliver components of recommended best practices and offer specialized services to specific populations of youth. This helpful tool is used by court staff, youth, and families and is categorized by educational assistance, mental health counseling, mentoring, leadership services, and community engagement. When youth and families receive needed services, supports, and resources it increases their chance of a successful outcome and an improved life away from delinquency.
For inquiries regarding The Programs Unit, or to become a vetted provider, please contact:
The Grants Management Department manages a portfolio of grants that supports the Accountability Courts, evidence-based therapies to youth on probation and resources to address educational neglect.
For inquiries regarding Grants Management / Grant Procurement Services, please contact:
Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Unit
The Fulton County Juvenile Court’s Child in Need of Services (CHINS) Unit proactively works with pre-adjudicated youth to eliminate and reduce formal court involvement by offering resources and services on the front-end. The CHINS Unit collaborates with internal and external service providers and community partners to effectively address status offense behaviors with guidance from CHINS Social Services Coordinators. The CHINS Social Services Coordinators provide individualized case management services which includes: status offense consultations, needs assessments, advocacy, referrals to vetted service providers, and follow-up and monitoring of case plans over 30, 60, 90 day periods to maximize the impact to every child.
For inquiries regarding CHINS Services, please contact:
Family Dependency Treatment Court
The Family Drug Court is a collaborative effort of the Fulton County Juvenile Court, Department of Family and Children Services, its legal counsel, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the Parent Attorney, the Family Drug Court Child Attorney and numerous treatment providers.
The Family Drug Court is a voluntary program established by the Fulton County Juvenile Court as an alternative to the adversarial approach traditionally used in dependency cases.
This intervention model used by the Family Drug Court consists of interrelated components that, when combined, have resulted in the preservation or reunification of families and enhanced permanency in the lives of children while effectively addressing the underlying disease of chemical dependency of the parents.
The participants are required to attend court often and are subject to intensive supervision with input from a multidisciplinary team of professionals led by the judge. The team works together to provide a highly structured and coordinated approach to treating the parent’s disease of substance abuse and addressing resulting parenting deficits, while simultaneously holding parents accountable for their choices and behavior.
The mission of the Family Drug Court is to preserve the family through court intervention by fostering the reunification of families, to improve the quality of life by effectively connecting participants with resources to lead sober and clean lives, maintain healthy relationships and positive outcomes in the areas of education, job training and community connections.
Juvenile Drug Court
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. is the name of the Fulton County Juvenile Drug Court Program. It is a highly structured, non-adversarial accountability and intervention program, targeting court-involved youth who use alcohol or other drugs.
C.H.O.I.C.E.S. impacts the juvenile court system by reducing the number of youth in detention facilities for violations of their current conditions of probation or supervision. This intervention focuses on intensive substance abuse treatment and probation supervision, with frequent court appearances, educational support, random drug testing, mentoring, and individual, group and family counseling. The Court awards incentives for compliant behavior and imposes graduated sanctions for negative behavior.
Eligible participants are any Fulton County residents aged 14 to 17 who are on probation or supervision and have alcohol or other drug usage issues. All participants are screened prior to acceptance.
The mission of C.H.O.I.C.E.S.: Juvenile Drug Court is to reduce substance abuse and recidivism of participants through individual, family, and group interventions and treatment. We strive to empower participants to make better choices by encouraging family and community support.
For inquiries regarding Family Dependency Treatment Court, please contact:
Accountability Court Program Administrator
p: 404.612-4486 | e: Tiffany.firstname.lastname@example.org
To discuss internship opportunities, please contact Juvenile Court's Internship Coordinator:
p: 404.612.4489 | e: Kevin.Block@fultoncountyga.gov"
To discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact Juvenile Court’s volunteer coordinator: