The Act expands the definition of "child" under the Juvenile Proceedings Chapter of Title 15 to include 18-year-old individuals charged with status offenses. Prior to the Act's passage, juvenile courts' jurisdiction covered only children up to the age of 17 charged with status offenses.
Georgia State University Law Review
"COURTS Juvenile Proceedings: Changes the Definition of "Child" to Include 18-Year-Old Individuals Charged with Status Offenses,"
Georgia State University Law Review: Vol. 20
, Article 31.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol20/iss1/31