Juvenile Court- Conasauga Circiut

Contact Information


Philip F. Woodward,
Judge


Robbie Walka,
Administrator

rwalka@whitfieldcountyga.com


Whitfield County Juvenile Court
205 N Selvidge St
Dalton, Ga 30720
706 278-6558


Location


The Whitfield County Juvenile Court is located in the Ground Floor of the Whitfield County Courthouse in Dalton, Georgia and is a department within the government of Whitfield County.


Whitfield County is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Atlanta, Georgia, on Interstate 75 and U.S. Highways 41 and 76


Juvenile Court Seal


Juvenile Court Seal


Drug Testing


The Court has a drug testing program. The primary purpose of testing for juveniles is to identify those for whom interventions are needed to help them stop using illicit substances. Without such interventions, many are unable to end their substance abuse and may progress to more serious levels of addiction and to crime. Having an impact on delinquent behavior is also difficult without substance abuse interventions. The benefits of drug testing are as follows:

  1. Identify youth who recently used illicit drugs.
  2. To request further alcohol and other drug assessments.
  3. To make recommendations for court dispositions.
  4. To notify parents of a youth's drug involvement.
  5. To develop treatment plans for youth.
  6. To make referrals to appropriate treatment agencies.

Specifically, all children who are detained are required to have a medical evaluation if accused, suspected or appear to have used illegal drugs recently. Children who are under supervision of the Court are required to have (and pay for) random drug screens administered by the Court staff. Also, when appropriate, parents may be required to also have drug screens on a regular or random interval.