ROCKDALE COUNTY DEMOCRACTIC PARTY PRESIDENT CHERYL MILES BOARD
“Politics After Dark”: County-wide Public Awareness Outreach Series
On Monday, November 11th 7pm at Nancy’s Pizza in the City of Conyers (Rockdale County, Georgia) the Democratic Party in the City of Conyers special guest Judge Maureen Wood from the Rockdale County Juvenile Court provided an amazing overview of the Juvenile Court structure, aims, operations, system, and programs so important to help all community members to collaborate and partner in helping our troubled children.
Maureen Wood is the judge for Rockdale County Juvenile Court in Georgia. She assumed office on October 1, 2016, to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of William Schneider. Judge Wood earned her J.D. from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law. She is a partner with Wood & Wood, LLP and specializes in juvenile law.
The Rockdale County Juvenile Court has as its mission to provide judicial decisions, safety, support, and guidance services to children and families who come into contact with the court so they can become productive members of our community.
Rockdale County’s Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over all children under 17 who are alleged to be:
Dependent (abused, neglected, abandoned, molested, etc.)
Delinquent (ages 7 to 16 depending on child’s maturity) Unruly, runaway, truant, ungovernable or beyond parental control Commit a moving traffic violation. Services offered: Tutoring – judge assigns tutors to work with court involved youth
Child In Need of Services (CHINS) addresses youth who are unruly, runaway, truant, or beyond parental control CHINS packet
Mentoring – mentors are placed with court involved youth. To volunteer to be a mentor please contact Sharon Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the attached Mentor Application and return to the court.
- Teen Court – teens act as a court to informally make restitution to victims
- Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) – informal steps to assure students attend regularly
RESHAPE – decision making, relationship and life skills curriculum
- Functional Family Therapy – intensive in-home therapy for court involved youth considered to be medium to high risk.
Community Service – judge assigns hours of Community Service work September 2017 Community Service Calendar
- Drug Court – youth with drug violations have specific requirements for this court Juvenile Drug Court Handbook
- ERC Evening Reporting Center – Rockdale County’s alternative detention for court involved youth
Holiday Service to local food bank – Community service hours are traded for donations of canned food
Rockdale County Courthouse
922 Court Street, Room 103
Conyers, Georgia 30012
Post Office Box 452
Conyers, Georgia 30012
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
For Rockdale County Democratic Party Contact: (678) 964-7237 or follow the information provided by Cheryl Miles Board in her interview