2020 Georgia Code
Title 49 - Social Services
Chapter 4A - Department of Juvenile Justice
§ 49-4A-4. Purpose of Chapter
It is the purpose of this chapter to establish the department as the agency to administer, supervise, and manage juvenile detention facilities.
(Code 1981, §49-4A-4, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 1983, § 24; Ga. L. 1997, p. 1453, § 7; Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 3-4/HB 242.)
The 2013 amendment, effective January 1, 2014, deleted the former second sentence, which read: "Except for the purposes of administration, supervision, and management as provided in this chapter, juvenile detention facilities shall continue to be detention care facilities for delinquent and unruly children and youth for the purposes of Article 1 of Chapter 11 of Title 15, relating to juvenile courts and juvenile proceedings." See editor's note for applicability.Editor's notes.
- Ga. L. 2013, p. 294, § 5-1/HB 242, not codified by the General Assembly, provides that: "This Act shall become effective on January 1, 2014, and shall apply to all offenses which occur and juvenile proceedings commenced on and after such date. Any offense occurring before January 1, 2014, shall be governed by the statute in effect at the time of such offense and shall be considered a prior adjudication for the purpose of imposing a disposition that provides for a different penalty for subsequent adjudications, of whatever class, pursuant to this Act. The enactment of this Act shall not affect any prosecutions for acts occurring before January 1, 2014, and shall not act as an abatement of any such prosecutions."