The most significant change in the Georgia juvenile justice system made by the 1980 general assembly is that effected by Senate Bill 489 which adds a new chapter, 24A-23A, to the Juvenile Court Code. This legislation establishes a new category of offenses called designated felony acts, and sets up a special schedule of dispositions to go with it. Because of their importance, the provisions of the new chapter will be set forth in some detail before discussing their impact.
Clark, Glen W.
"Juvenile Court Practice and Procedure,"
Mercer Law Review: Vol. 32
, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.mercer.edu/jour_mlr/vol32/iss1/9