Child Attorney

Fulton County

Child Attorney

Child Attorney

Update, June 2020

The Fulton County Office of the Child Attorney has adopted the following public health and safety guidelines:

  • ALL PERSONS entering the Romae T. Powell Juvenile Justice Center, Fulton County Juvenile Court, will be REQUIRED to wear a face mask or facial covering and will be subject to regular security screening, temperature screening using a no-touch thermometer. Any person who has a confirmed body temperature over 100.4 will be denied entry to the Juvenile Court building.
  • Health screening questions may be asked of those entering the building regarding symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Social distancing will be required at elevators, restrooms, waiting areas, court rooms and other court house space will have a limited capacity in order to minimize the person to person contact that may be had while within the Juvenile Court building.

Learn more about the Fulton County Office of the Child Attorney, Operations Update, June 2020

For further details of the Fulton County Juvenile Court’s COVID-19 response, please visit the website at


The mission of Fulton County's Office of the Child Attorney is to zealously and effectively advocate for the legal rights and protections of child clients alleged to be abused and/or neglected throughout the entire dependency process in Fulton County Juvenile Court as mandated by Kenny A. v. Perdue, the Georgia Constitution and Georgia law.

The Office of the Child Attorney dates back to the early 1990's when “Child Advocate Attorneys” were managed by the Fulton County Juvenile Court.

In 2006, the Kenny A. Consent Decree resolved ongoing litigation over the representation of children in Fulton County Juvenile Court. During that time the Office was managed by the Public Defender's Office. The Office of the Child Attorney currently employs a multi-disciplinary staff which includes eighteen attorneys, four investigators, one social worker, one educational advocate, and four administrative staff persons, all under the guidance of a Director.