Juvenile Court

        The Paulding County Juvenile Court continues to hold mainly virtual hearings. Effective September 15, 2021- Delinquency matters will be handled in person
  • Please make sure the Juvenile Court has your correct phone number, mailing address and email address, so that you will receive notification of your court date. You can contact the Clerks’ office at 770-443-7532 or email us at juvenileclerks@paulding.gov. Attorneys, if your client provides their email address to the clerks office, we will include you and them on the COS for the Order Setting Hearing.


As to Delinquency or CHINS cases (child that has pending charges). we encourage parties to either apply for a Public Defender or hire your own Attorney. If you have questions about how to apply, you contact the Public Defenders Office at 770-443-3463.

As to Dependency cases, (child who has experienced abuse or neglect), you may apply to the courts for a court appointed attorney. The financial Affidavit is on our website, you may Email clerks office or mail it to 280 Constitution Blvd, Room 2106, Dallas, Georgia 30132.

Upon submission of a financial affidavit, you are required to submit the five most recent check stubs, W-2 form or bank statement showing your income.


  • Under these unprecedented times, dropping your payment in the mail is a good way to go. We accept money orders only. In addition, before you get your money order please contact the clerk’s office for the discounted rate. The money order needs to be made out to Paulding County Juvenile Court. If you have taken the Defensive Driver's Course please send the certificate in with the payment
  • Mailing Address: Paulding County Juvenile Court-  280 Constitution Blvd. Room: 2106 Dallas, Georgia 30132


Welcome to the Paulding County Juvenile Court. This website will enable you to become aware of various resources and services available to you through this office.

The Paulding County Juvenile Court is organized under Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the Official Code of Georgia.

Jurisdiction & Function

The Court is dedicated to serving the children and families of Paulding County. The Court has jurisdiction over most children under the age of 17 who are charged with violating any law or are deemed runaways, ungovernable, or beyond parental control.

The Court also hears all cases involving allegations  of abuse or neglect of children under the age of 18 who are residents of, or present in, Paulding County.

  1. Documents & Forms
-For each dependency packet submission we require a criminal background check for each adult over the age of 18 living in the home. One has been included in the packet above, you may also print additional forms to turn in with the packet. 
-Criminal background checks are a fee of $10.00 per submission. Our office accepts money orders only. 

judge Carolyn Altman    


Alicia Jacobs, Chief Clerk 



Staff Directory

Position  Name Phone number 
Treatment Service Coordinator  Erica Jordan 678-224-4249
Legal Assistant Ashley 
770-443-7532. Ext.6
Law Clerk Kimberly Mullins 770-443--7532 Ext. 6
Senior Deputy Clerk Sherese Lackey  770-443-7532 Ext.3
Deputy Clerk  Angela Chandler 770-443-7532 Ext. 4
Deputy Clerk Lindsey
770-443-7532. Ext 6
Deputy Clerk Kristy Hicks 770-443-7532

Contact Us

Juvenile Court Contacts Email
Dependency dependency@paulding.gov
Delinquency delinquency@paulding.gov
CHINS (Children In Need of Services) chins@paulding.gov
Conflicts and Leave of Absence conflictsandloa@paulding.gov
To Contact Judge Altman ashley.gray@paulding.gov 
To contact the Clerk's office  juvenileClerks@paulding.gov