The Juvenile Court exercises jurisdiction in cases involving delinquent acts, unruly, and deprived children under 17 years of age. Child Support enforcement cases are also heard in this court. Judge Richard L. Waters and Judge Joshua C. Bell preside over Juvenile Court.
Department of Family and Children Services (http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/) may be contacted regarding abused, neglected, or otherwise deprived children at 229-248-2420 or click the following link to be directed to the Division of Family & Children Services – Department of Family & Children Services
Pete Emmons Special Assistant Attorney General presents cases involving abuse, neglect or otherwise deprived children on behalf of the Department of Family and Children Services. He may be contacted through the Department of Family & Children Services at 229-248-2420.
Juvenile Solicitor Doug Hall prosecutes matters in the Juvenile Court and can be contacted through the Department of Juvenile Justice at 229-248-2650.
Department of Juvenile Justice may be contacted at 229-248-2650.
Public Defender’s Office
The Public Defender’s Office is located at 118 River Street in Bainbridge. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until noon, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, phone 229-246-2877.
Juvenile Courtroom is located at the Sheriff’s Office on Spring Creek Road; court times vary.
Decatur County Clerk of Court
PO Box 336
Bainbridge, Ga 39818