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Juvenile Court

Cinda S. Bright
Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Court
P.O. Box 250
Irwinton, GA 31042
(478) 946-2221
(fax) (478)946-1497

Juvenile Court Staff
Brenda U. Snow       
Chief Deputy Clerk

Sheri S. Crawford  
Deputy Clerk

Betty J. Williams
Deputy Clerk

Judge Philip B. Spivey
Post Office Drawer 1810
Milledgeville, GA 3.1059
Phone: 478-455-7060
Fax: 478-445-7059
juv_court@alltel.net

Genna M. Wilkes
Secretary

Joseph McKinnon
Assistant District Attorney
121 N. Wilkinson St.
Ste 211
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: 478-445-2022
Fax: 478-445-2034

Bethany Begnaud
Assistant Public Defender
Post Office Box 1429
Milledgeville, GA 31059
Phone: 478-445-8100
Fax: 478-445-8111

Thomas J. O'Donnell
Special Attorney General
118 South Wilkinson Street Suite 11
Milledgeville, Georgia  31061

The purpose of Georgia's juvenile courts is to protect the well-being of children, to provide guidance and control conducive to a child's welfare and the best interests of the state, and to secure as nearly as possible care equivalent to parental care for a child removed from the home. All juvenile court proceedings are closed to the public and all files pertaining to cases are confidential.

The juvenile court has exclusive jurisdiction over cases involving delinquent and unruly children under the age of 17, and deprived children under the age of 18. Juvenile courts have concurrent jurisdiction with the superior courts in cases involving capital felonies, custody and child support cases, and in proceedings conducted to terminate parental rights.
Cases appealed from the juvenile courts may be heard by the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court, depending the specific matter.

Probation of juvenile offenders is supervised by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

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