The Juvenile Court of Ware County aspires 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. Our objective 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.
The purpose of our Juvenile Court is to protect the well-being of children, provide guidance and control conducive to child welfare and the best interests of the state, and secure care for children removed from their homes.
The exclusive, original jurisdiction of the Juvenile Courts extends to delinquent children under the age of seventeen and deprived or unruly children under the age of eighteen. Juvenile Courts have concurrent jurisdiction with Superior Court in cases involving capital felonies and in proceedings to terminate parental rights. The Superior Courts have original jurisdiction over those juveniles who commit certain serious felonies. The juvenile court also has jurisdiction over minors committing traffic violations and cases involving the interstate Compact on Juveniles.