Court Information

Newton County Judicial Center

1132 Usher Street, Room 119

Covington, Georgia 30014

 

Direct Line: 770-784-2060

Fax: 770-784-2065

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

2013-2014 Holiday Schedule

pdf Newton Holiday Schedule 2013-2014

 

 


Mission, Vision, and Values Statement

 

Mission

"To protect and enrich the community by redirecting youthful offenders and to ensure the safety and well-being of children, by strengthening families whenever possible."

Vision

"To help families and communities function in the best interests of children."

Values

"To conduct court operations with integrity, treating children and families fairly and with compassion."

 


Types of Court Cases Handled by Juvenile Court

 

Delinquent/Unruly/Traffic

Any crime committed by a child under 17 years of age or any status offense committed by a child under 18 years of age.

Deprivation

Allegation that a child under 18 years of age is without proper parental care or control, subsistence, education as required by law, or other care or control necessary for the child's physical, mental, or emotional health or morals.

Contested Divorce Cases

Involving child custody.

 

 


Courtroom Conduct

 

pdf Basic Rules of Court Conduct

 

  • Proper dress required
  • Shoes required
  • Children must behave
  • Absolutely NO cellular phones or pagers
  • No hats, shorts, skorts, miniskirts, tank tops, tube tops, or undershirts allowed in courtroom
  • No loud talking
  • No profanity

No pocketknives, sharp objects, or weapons (including chemical/defense sprays) of any kind are allowed in the courthouse.


Frequently Asked Questions

 


Directions to Juvenile Court

 

The Judicial Center is located at 1132 Usher Street; it is one block behind the historic Courthouse.

From I-20 East, take Exit 90 (Covington/Oxford).  At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Highway 278.  Follow Highway 278 to Emory Street (Highway 81), and turn right onto Emory Street.  Cross over the railroad tracks, and turn left onto Usher Street.  Turn left into the courthouse parking lot just past the Covington News parking lot.