2020 Georgia Code
Title 15 - Courts
Chapter 11 - Juvenile Code
Article 1 - General Provisions


Cross references.

- Public school tribunals established to consider suspension or expulsion of students from public schools, § 20-2-750 et seq.

Treatment of offenders between ages 17 and 25 confined to institutions under jurisdiction of Department of Corrections, T. 42, C. 7.

Programs and protection for children and youth, T. 49, C. 5.

Uniform Rules for the Juvenile Courts of Georgia.

Uniform Transfer Rules.

Law reviews.

- For survey article on recent developments in Georgia juvenile law, see 34 Mercer L. Rev. 395 (1982). For annual survey of domestic relations law, see 35 Mercer L. Rev. 127 (1983). For annual survey of law on juvenile court practice and procedure, see 35 Mercer L. Rev. 199 (1983). For annual survey of juvenile law, see 36 Mercer L. Rev. 393 (1984). For article discussing recent developments in juvenile law, see 39 Mercer L. Rev. 411 (1987). For article, "Juvenile Court Mediation," see 4 Ga. St. B. J. 48 (1998).

OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Editor's notes.

- In light of the similarity of the statutory provisions, opinions under former T. 15, C. 11, A. 1, which was subsequently repealed but was succeeded by provisions in this article, are included in the annotations for this article.

Jurisdiction over handicapped or abused children.

- Juvenile courts may choose to retain jurisdiction over a handicapped or abused child, and make disposition to a person or agency other than the Department of Human Resources, as contemplated by former O.C.G.A. §§ 15-11-34,15-11-35,15-11-36 and15-11-40 (see now O.C.G.A. §§ 15-11-16,15-11-18, and15-11-32). In this way, the court could continue to supervise the child's treatment, and the costs could be borne by the county treasury, the parents, guardians, or other persons legally obligated to care for the child. 1989 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U89-6 (decided under former T. 15, C. 11).

Juvenile courts are without authority to compel state agencies or local school systems to provide or fund specialized services for handicapped or abused children, although a child involved is a handicapped child within the meaning of 20 U.S.C. § 1401 et seq., the Education for All Handicapped Act. 1989 Op. Att'y Gen. No. U89-6 (decided under former T. 15, C. 11).

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