BLUE RIDGE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

Juvenile Court

Name Address/Title Phone/Fax
John B. Sumner
Presiding Judge
90 North Street, Suite 310
Canton, GA 30114-2707
(678) 493-6250
Jennifer Torbert
Administrative Assistant
(678) 493-6250
(678) 493-6255 / fax
Tammy Haney Bales
Court Reporter
(678) 493-6254
Katie White Childers Program Manager (678) 493-6253
Mindy Foster Program Manager, Citizen Review
Panel Coordinator
(678) 493-6252
Carla Poole Program Manager, CHINS (678) 493-6256
     
M. Anthony Baker, Judge 90 North Street, Suite 360
Canton, GA 30114-2707
 
Debra Graham Administrative Assistant (678) 493-6280
Kelli Blakes Court Reporter (678) 493-6282

 

Mission Statement

The Juvenile Court's vision is to achieve excellence by providing quality services for the positive development of children, the safety of the community and the preservation of the family unit.

The Juvenile Court's mission is to serve the community by assisting children and families in need and to protect the community by administering individual justice and deterring delinquent behavior through the court and community based services from the Programs arm of the Court and the Department of Juvenile Justice probation services.

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Court Functions

THE CHEROKEE COUNTY JUVENILE COURT
HAS EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OVER….

CHILDREN UNDER 17 ALLEGED TO BE DELINQUENT
CHILDREN UNDER 17 ALLEGED TO BE TRAFFIC OFFENDERS
CHILDREN UNER 17 ALLEGED TO BE UNRULY
CHILDREN UNDER 18 ALLEGED TO BE ABUSED OR NEGLECTED

THE COURT HAS JURISDICTION OVER SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS
THAT INCLUDE ACTIONS CONCERNING . . .

CONSENT FOR MILITARY ENLISTMENT FOR MINORS
TERMINATIONS OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
CONSENT FOR ABORTION WITHOUT PARENTAL CONSENT
CONSENT FOR MARRIAGE OF MINORS

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Citizen Review Panels

In cooperation with the Georgia Council of Juvenile Court Judges, the Cherokee County Juvenile Court participates in the Permanent Homes for Children Program. Citizen volunteers meet monthly to review the case plans developed for children in foster care.

For Information call:

Mindy Foster
Panel Coordinator
(678) 493-6252

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Clerk Of Court

Patricia Baker, Clerk
Superior, State and Juvenile Courts

Juvenile Court Division
90 North Street, Suite 350
Canton, Georgia 30114
(678) 493-6560

Maxine Fowler, Senior Deputy Clerk
Rebecca Hulsey, Clerk
Rebecca Waters, Clerk
Sheila Shrout, Clerk

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Agency Partners

DJJ - Supervision and rehabilitation of juveniles found to be unruly or delinquent is provided by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. This state agency has a local office in Canton that provides these services to youth adjudicated by the Court

DFACS - The Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Family and Children Services investigates charges of child abuse and neglect. This state agency also has a local office from which services are delivered.

CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteers appointed by the Court to advocate for the best interest of the children. The local Director is Deidre Hollands.

Cherokee County Board of Education

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Juvenile Court Links

State of Georgia
Council of Juvenile Court Judges
National Runaway Switchboard
Child Support Enforcement
Georgia Supreme Court Child Placement Project
9th Judicial Administrative District
Declaration of Independence
Reinhardt College

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