A newly established juvenile court in Georgia's Chatham County is expected to help children with mental-health disabilities who have been declared delinquent by providing them with special supervision in partnership with community agencies. The court is the first of its kind in the Southeast. National statistics say about a quarter of all juvenile cases involve mental-health issues. "The goal is to provide services to the children and their families," said juvenile court administrator Crystal Cooper. "And in doing so, we can make them successful out in the community."

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