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Study Aids

The following study aids provide an overview of the rights of minors, the juvenile justice system, an explanation of status offenses (CHINS), deprivation (dependency), juvenile court procedure and jurisdiction, juvenile detention, legislation, foster care and adoption.

The most recent editions of the following titles are available in print and held on reserve at MacMillan Law Library’s Service Desk on the 2nd floor:

  • Sarah H. Ramsey & Douglas Abrams, Children and the Law in a Nutshell (2011; KF479. R36 2011).
  • Barry C. Feld, Juvenile Justice Administration in a Nutshell (2014; KF9780 .F45).
  • Martin R. Gardner, Understanding Juvenile Law (2014; KF9780.G37). 


Treatises & Form Books

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  • Cliff Roberson, Juvenile justice: Theory and Practice (2010; KF9779 .R628, 4th Floor MacMillan Law Library)

Treatises on Westlaw

  • Thomas Jacobs, Children and the Law. Rights and Obligations (2014): This multi-volume set offers extensive analysis of legal issues affecting children, including child welfare, adoption, guardianship, termination of parental rights and juvenile delinquency.
  • Donald T. Kramer, Legal Rights of Children (2013): This looseleaf treatise includes a table of cases and table of laws/rules pertinent to children, including rights of handicapped children, discrimination, child pornography and other legal issues. Also in print, KF479 .K73 2005, located on the 4th Floor, MacMillan Law Library.
  • Samuel M. Davis, Rights of Juveniles. The Juvenile Justice System, 2d.: Provides comprehensive information on juvenile justice procedures, the constitutionality of juvenile execution, and jurisdictional issues.  This treatise includes a 50-state juvenile law survey.  Also in print, KF9794.R548, located on 4th Floor, MacMillan Law Library.
  • Ann M. Haralambie, Handling Child Custody, Abuse & Adoption Cases (2013): Abuse, termination of parental rights and family law topics are explored in this treatise.

Treatises on Lexis

  • Michael J. Dale, Representing the Client-Child (2014): Provides guidance to attorneys on the emancipation of minors and the representation and legal rights of court-involved children.
  • Jean Koh Peters, Representing Children in Child Protective Proceedings. Also available in print, KF3735 .P47, on the 4th Floor, MacMillan Law Library.


  • Mark H. Murphy, Georgia Juvenile Practice and Procedure: With Forms (2013-2014):  KFG598 .G46, Reference, 2nd floor.  Also available on Westlaw.
  • Georgia Family Law Forms, Clauses, and Checklists. Available on Westlaw.
  • Georgia Pleading, Practice and Legal Forms Annotated (Brown). Available on Westlaw.

Practice Sources

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Georgia’s New Juvenile Code: Program Materials 2013 (2013).  KFG595  .A75 G465, 4th floor.
  • Hannah Benton, et al., Representing juvenile status offenders (2010): KF9794 .R47, 4th floor.
  • Centers for Families, Children & the Courts, Juvenile Delinquency Court Assessment 2008 (2008): KFC1196 .J882 2008 V. 1, 4th floor.
  • Danette Joslyn-Gaul, editor, Georgia's Responsibilities Toward Children in Foster Care: A Reference Manual (2004).  KFG350 .C4 J64 2004, 4th floor.
  • Family Law Reporter (Bloomberg BNA): Weekly publication of federal and state cases, legislation, news, and trends.  Coverage from August 6, 1996 to date

Monographs at the MacMillan Law Library

Call numbers for books related to children’s legal issues and juvenile justice are KF479, KF540-550, and KF9771-9827.  The below selected books are all located on the 4th Floor of MacMillan Law Library, unless otherwise noted:

  • Committee on Assessing Juvenile Justice Reform, Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach (2013): KF9779 .R42
  • Children’s Advocacy Institute, University of San Diego School of Law, A Child’s Right to Counsel: A National Report Card on Legal Representation for Abused & Neglected Children (2012): KF479. F742
  • Nancy E. Dowd, ed., Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids out of the Juvenile Justice System (2011): KF9779 .J87
  • Samuel M. Davis, Children’s Rights Under the Law (2011): KF479 .D385
  • Sandra Simkins, When Kids Get Arrested: What Every Adult Should Know (2009): KF9779 .S54
  • Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Hidden in Plain Sight: The Tragedy of Children’s Rights from Ben Franklin to Lionel Tate (2008): KF479 .W66
  • Martha Albertson Fineman and Karen Worthington, editors, What is Right for Children?: The Competing Paradigms of Religion and Human Rights (2009): KF4783 .W43 (Available at MacMillan and Woodruff Libraries)


Law Reviews & Journals

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