Juvenile Court

The mission of the Richmond County Juvenile Court is to fairly and impartially decide cases and administer justice through the comprehensive delivery of services to children and families. It is the intent of Juvenile Court to promote a juvenile justice system that will protect the community, impose accountability for violations of law, provide treatment and rehabilitation, and equip juvenile offenders with the ability to live responsibly and productively. The Juvenile Court strives to preserve and strengthen family relationships while only removing a child from his or her home when intervention is essential to protecting the child and enabling him or her to live in a secure and stable environment.
Judge Jennifer S. McKinzie
Appointed January, 2007
Chief Judge
Judge Douglas J. Flanagan
Judge Keith B. Johnson
Appointed January 2014
Judge Amanda N. Heath
  • DaCara Brown - Myers,  Administrative Attorney | Grant Coordinator 
  • Alice Williams, Administrative  Assistant ( Judge Keith Johnson) 
  • Albertha Osborne, Judicial Assistant (Judge Mckinzie)
  • Roberta Bush, Judicial Assistant (Judge Heath)
  • Patti Strength, Court Administrator | Judicial Assistant (Judge Flanagan)
  • Lynn English, Administrative Assistant I / Panel Assistant
  • Dr. Audrey R. Armistad, Educational Specialist / CHINS Coordinator
  • Theodore (Ted) Wiggins, Panel Coordinator

Helpful Information

  • The Augusta Circuit Public Defender
    402 Taylor Street
    Augusta, Georgia 30901
    (706) 312-5105
  • Georgia Legal Services Program, Augusta Regional Office
    209 7th Street, 4th Floor
    Augusta, Georgia 30901
    (706) 721-2327 or 1-800-248-6697
    Statewide TDD 1-800-255-0056
  • Georgia Department of Family and Children Services
    520 Fenwick Street
    Augusta, Georgia 30907
  • Report child abuse: 1-855-422-4453