Cobb County Juvenile Court
32 Waddell St., 5th/6th Floor
Marietta GA 30090

(770) 528-2220
(770) 528-2561 fax

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Except County Holidays
Juvenile Court
COBB COUNTY GOVERNMENT 

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Useful Forms

Listed below are links to certain forms used by the Court. In an effort to better facilitate your needs, please print the form that is relevant to your situation. You must bring the completed form to the Court in person for processing. A completed form will be accepted and processed by a designated Court representative in an expeditious manner.

Please choose a form that best represents your situation:

  • Child Rights pdf

  • Parent's Runaway Affidavit pdf

  • Information needed from parents for Runaway Complaint pdf


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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Q. My child ran away from home. What can I do about it?
    A. Every parent fears for their child’s safety and when a child is missing it can be a parent’s worst nightmare. At Juvenile Court we have discovered that almost daily a child somewhere in Cobb County runs away from home. At a time when parents feel such panic it is helpful to know there are specific steps that you must take. These steps will give the parent some bit of comfort because they are being proactive in an attempt to locate their child as soon as possible. These steps are also required by law.

    Once you have discovered that your child is missing you should immediately notify the police department in the appropriate city or precinct area. The police can help you distinguish between a runaway and a child abduction case. The police will have you sign a juvenile complaint form and they will broadcast a lookout for the child.

    It is important that parents gather all information about friends of their missing child, names, addresses, and possible places your child frequents. It is also very important that the police and Sheriff’s Department have a recent picture of your child. This picture cannot be returned but is critical for those who are working to help you locate your child. You may want to search your child's room, looking for notes or any possible clues to their destination
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    Between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday the parent must also come to the Juvenile Court to complete the paper work including the signing of a warrant that will be sent directly to the Sheriff’s Department Warrant Division. The information will then be entered in the National Crime Information Center and the Georgia Crime Information Center. This will allow any law enforcement officer that has contact with your child to input your child’s name in the system and recognize the child as a runaway. See our forms to find a guideline for collecting helpful information the court and law enforcement officials will need.

    When a parent comes to the Juvenile Court to complete the warrant they will be given phone numbers to contact day or night should their child return home or should they receive any pertinent information about the child’s whereabouts. Parents should always remain active in the attempt to locate their child and be thinking about how to handle the situation once the child returns home. Anytime you obtain information about your child's whereabouts call the Sheriff at (770) 499-4600.

    Unless there are criminal charges it is unlikely that the runaway child will be held in a detention center. Status offender laws restrict time limits that apply to this population of children. This is why it is important for parents to have a plan in place to address the problems that lead to their child’s behavior. The Juvenile Court will assist parents in offering options with regard to the handling of first time runaway charges. If there are repeated runaway charges or criminal charges the child may be held in detention for a hearing within 48 hours or the child may be released to their parent pending a court hearing.

    Q: I am a parent who is losing custody of my child because I am addicted to drugs or alcohol. Where can I get help?
    A: An excellent source of information on drug treatment opportunities throughout the Mothers Making a Change program. Please contact them at 770-429-5000 for information about treatment through a Cobb County facility.

    Q. How can I volunteer to help at the juvenile court?
    A. See the Volunteer Opportunities page at this site for comprehensive information about the way we use volunteers to assist the children and families associated with the court.

    Q. How do I apply for an appointed attorney if I have a case at court?
    A. If you have a case pending at the court, you may file your application for an appointed attorney with the Intake Department's Duty Officer any working day from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at (770) 528-2238. See the information about the limits on your right to an appointed attorney in some traffic cases. Visit our Traffic Jurisdiction page for more information.

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