Child in Need of Services (CHINS) UNIT

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 more information regarding CHINS services, please contact:

Social Service Program Manager
Katherine N. Hodge, BA
404-613-4836
Katherine.Hodge@fultoncountyga.gov

Complete CHINS Intake Form Online
Download: CHINS Frequently Asked Questions and Answers