The four Superior Court Judges appoint the Judge of the Juvenile Court that is a branch of the Superior Court for a four year term. The Juvenile Court is responsible for hearing juvenile delinquency cases, child abuse and neglect cases, and juvenile traffic offense cases. In addition, the Judge of the Juvenile Court is the chairman of the Child Abuse Protocol, which is an organization that attempts to have all child abuse cases reported and prosecuted. This court also administers CASA, (Court Appointed Special Advocate) which is a state and privately funded organization of private volunteer citizens appointed by the Juvenile Court Judge who monitors, evaluates, and provides reports about a child’s case.
Lane Bearden, Juvenile Court Judge
Gordon County Courthouse, Third Floor
100 South Wall Street
Calhoun, GA 30701
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm