Juvenile Court

Contact Us

Cinda S. Bright, Clerk of Superior and Juvenile Court

P.O. Box 250
Irwinton, GA 31042
(478) 946-4300 ext. 214
Fax: (478) 946-1497

Kim Bentley,
Chief Deputy Clerk
(478) 946-4300 ext. 211

Sheri S. Crawford, Deputy Clerk
(478) 946-4300 ext. 212

Melissa Duke, Deputy Clerk
(478) 946-4300 ext. 213

Juvenile Court

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.

Judge Kelli C. Rutherford
Post Office Drawer 1810
Milledgeville, GA 3.1059
(478) 455-7060
Fax: (478) 445-7059

Amy Williams, Secretary

Albert Scott
Assistant District Attorney
121 N. Wilkinson St.
Ste 211
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 232-1245
Fax: (478) 445-2034

Taylor Phillips
Assistant Public Defender
Post Office Box 1429
Milledgeville, GA 31059
(478) 445-8100
Fax: (478) 445-8111

Amy Michaud
6350 Lake Oconee Pwky Suite 110
Greenboro,  Georgia  31064
(487) 457-4025