2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 15 - COURTS
CHAPTER 11 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
ARTICLE 1 - JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS
PART 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 15-11-5 - Contempt powers of juvenile court
. Contempt powers of juvenile court
(a) In addition to all other inherent powers of the court to enforce its lawful orders, the court may punish a person for contempt of court for willfully disobeying an order of the court or for obstructing or interfering with the proceedings of the court or the enforcement of its orders, subject to the law relating to the procedures therefor and the limitations thereon.
(b) In addition or as an alternative to the punishment provided in subsection (a) of this Code section, after notice and opportunity for hearing, the court may impose any or all of the following sanctions when a parent, guardian, or other custodian willfully violates any order issued by the court directed to that parent, guardian, or other custodian:
(1) Require the parent, guardian, or other custodian of the child to make restitution in an amount not to exceed $2,500.00 for any damage or loss caused by the child's wrongful act;
(2) Impose a fine not to exceed $1,000.00;
(3) Reimburse the state for the costs of detention, treatment, or rehabilitation of the child;
(4) Require the parent, guardian, or other custodian of the child to perform court approved community service designed to contribute to the ability of the parent, guardian, or other custodian to provide proper parental care and supervision of the child; or
(5) Require the parent, guardian, or other custodian of the child to enter into a contract or plan as a part of the disposition of any charges against the child, so as to provide for the supervision and control of the child by the parent, guardian, or custodian and reunification of the child with the parent, guardian, or custodian.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer