In J.W.A. v. State, the Supreme Court of Georgia laid to rest a jurisdictional problem that had plagued the Georgia juvenile system for almost a half of a century when the court held that exclusive original jurisdiction of non-capital juvenile cases is vested in the juvenile courts with concurrent jurisdiction of the superior courts becoming effective only when activated by a proper transfer from the juvenile courts.
Wilson, James O. Jr.
"Juvenile Law--Exclusive Original Jurisdiction of Juvenile Cases in Juvenile Courts,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 27:
1, Article 25.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol27/iss1/25