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GEORGIA

In 2021, the NCJFCJ fulfilled more than 529 requests for technical assistance and trained more than 5,749 judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals across the nation.

28
Requests for technical assistance in 2021
195
Judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals trained in 2021
148
Members

NCJFCJ in the State of Georgia

Work and Impact

28

Requests for technical assistance in 2021

195

Trained judges, judicial officers, attorneys, and other juvenile and family court-related professionals working to protect Georgia’s children, families, and victims in our communities in 2021

148

Judicial and Associate Members in Georgia

The NCJFCJ is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to provide targeted support to the Muskogee County and Rockdale County Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) Teams, which are implementing the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines and other key recommended practices. The NCJFCJ also provides targeted support to the Cherokee County JDTC Team. The NCJFCJ provides targeted support through court assessments; onsite court observation; strategic planning activities; peer-to-peer learning; and individualized training.

With funding support from the NoVo Foundation, the NCJFCJ provides training and technical assistance to the Douglas County Juvenile Court to identify and promote promising practices in juvenile and family courts to address child sex trafficking.

The Dallas NCJFCJ Child Abuse and Neglect Mentor Model Court is recognized for its efforts to improve outcomes for abused and neglected children and their families.

As part of the Implementation Sites Project, the NCJFCJ provides targeted training and technical assistance to the Juvenile Court of Douglas County, under the leadership of Judge Michelle Harrison, to improve practice in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases, reduce the number of children in foster care, and improve outcomes for children in care.

The Fulton County Juvenile Probation Department is one of four jurisdictions receiving training and technical assistance as part of an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Second Chance Act award made to the NCJFCJ’s partner, the Performance-based Standards (PbS) Learning Institute. The Improving Juvenile Reentry Program’s Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting project will build state and local capacity to collect and use data to inform decision-making, monitor progress of juvenile reentry programs and services, and ensure they meet targeted outcomes for reducing reoffending.

Georgia judicial system professionals received training on opioids and the challenges associated with intervention, treatment, and prevention.

The NCJFCJ has 148 Judicial and Associate Members in Georgia.

Judge Wenona C. Belton of Atlanta and Judge Amanda N. Heath of Augusta are Board Directors of the NCJFCJ. Judge R. Michael Key of LaGrange and Judge Peggy H. Walker of Douglasville are NCJFCJ Past Presidents.

Georgia judicial system professionals received training on continuous quality improvement by using data to improve the courts’ handling of dependency hearings.

Georgia judicial system professionals received training on the unique role of supervised visitation and safe exchange in the family court system.

Judicial system professionals from Georgia participated in the 5 Ways Different Court Stakeholders Can Use Public Health Data and Resources to Address Substance Use Disorders webinar series. Judges, juvenile probation administrators, attorneys, and social service administrators learned how to use public health data to better address substance use disorders in their communities.

Georgia judicial professionals received training on teen dating violence, social media, and the misuse of technology.

Judges and justice system professionals from Georgia received specialized child welfare, domestic violence, and juvenile justice training on current and cutting-edge topics and research during the NCJFCJ’s Annual Conference and National Conference on Juvenile Justice.

The state of Georgia contributes juvenile court data to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This national project of the NCJFCJ provides detailed and accurate information on the activities of the nation's juvenile courts to juvenile justice professionals, policymakers, researchers, and the public.

The landscape of juvenile justice in Georgia is detailed through the Juvenile Justice Geography Policy Practice and Statistics website (JJGPS.org), a project of the NCJFCJ’s research division, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ). JJGPS is an online resource that tracks juvenile justice reform in each state, allowing for comparisons within and across states.

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