2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 11 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 1 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
PART 2 - JUVENILE COURT ADMINISTRATION
§ 15-11-19 - Council of Juvenile Court Judges established; powers and duties; director
. Council of Juvenile Court Judges established; powers and duties; director
(a) All of the judges and associate judges of the courts exercising jurisdiction over children shall constitute a Council of Juvenile Court Judges. The council shall annually elect from among its members a judge to serve as presiding judge and chairperson of the council. The council shall meet at stated times to be fixed by it, on call of the chairperson. It may establish general policies for the conduct of courts exercising jurisdiction over children and may promulgate uniform rules and forms governing procedures and practices of the courts. It shall publish in print or electronically an annual report of the work of the courts exercising jurisdiction over children, which shall include statistical and other data on the courts' work and services, research studies it may make of the problems of children and families dealt with by the courts, and any recommendations for legislation. The council is authorized to inspect and copy records of the court, law enforcement agencies, and the Department of Human Services for the purpose of compiling statistical data on children.
(b) Subject to the approval of the council, the presiding judge shall appoint a chief administrative and executive officer for the council, who shall have the title of director of the council. Under the general supervision of the presiding judge and within the policies established by the council, the director shall:
(1) Provide consultation to the courts regarding the administration of court services and the recruitment and training of personnel;
(2) Make recommendations to the council for improvement in court services;
(3) With the approval of the presiding judge, appoint consultants and necessary clerical personnel to perform the duties assigned to the council and the director;
(4) Collect necessary statistics and prepare an annual report of the work of the courts;
(5) Promulgate in cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Justice or any successor department or agency standard procedures for coordinating state and local probation services throughout the state; and
(6) Perform such other duties as the presiding judge shall specify.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer