The Intake Unit of DeKalb County Juvenile Court

The Intake Unit is comprised of one supervisor, one principal officer and five full-time intake officers. Intake Officers receive and examine complaints and charges for the purpose of making appropriate referrals.

Juvenile Intake Officers are the first point of contact for Law Enforcement, Department of Family and Children Services (DFACS), DeKalb School System and the citizens of DeKalb County on matters surrounding juveniles as it pertains to delinquency, dependency, and Child in Need of Services (CHINS).

The Unit is responsible for entering delinquency, dependency and CHINS cases presented to the court and providing intervention services to families who wish to redirect a child. In this unit, cases are entered and processed for court handling. Intake is also responsible for monitoring detention populations and diverting cases away from the court that are better handled by families, community resources and/or schools.

The Intake Unit is unique in that the hours of operation are 8:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday. Intake has staff on-call after 6:00pm on weekdays and 24 hours daily on weekends and holidays to service the DeKalb County Community.

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The Gregory A. Adams
Juvenile Justice Center
4309 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032

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Phone : (404) 294-2769

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Our Hours

MON-FRI 8:00 am – 6:00 pm