The mission of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court is to protect the best interests of the child and the community, to restore the lives of children who have been neglected or abused, to redirect children who have admitted to or have been found in violation of the law to become law abiding, productive citizens, and to support the continuity of families by leaving children in their homes whenever possible.
The Court Administration of DeKalb County Juvenile Court plans, directs, and oversees the administrative staff and functions and the daily operations of juvenile court.
The Clerk’s Office, in conjunction with the Record Room, is responsible for maintaining and docketing original records for the Court, including legal, financial, and electronic images.
The probation division is responsible for supervising juveniles on probation and referring the child and the family to agencies in the community to help meet their needs.
The Intake Unit receives, screens and processes all delinquent, unruly and dependency petitions for the Juvenile Court and authorizes the detention and placement of delinquent.
The Gregory A. Adams Justice Center
Encompasses five floors and 110, 000 gross square feet