Parental Accountability Court

The Hall County Parental Accountability Court’s mission is to secure the payment of fair and reasonable child support obligations by the non-custodial parent by providing individualized services to remove barriers (unemployment, homelessness, illiteracy, substance abuse, etc.) that keep the participant from being compliant with their court-ordered child support obligations. A partnership with the Department of Child Support Services, this non-criminal, civil problem-solving court program began in 2011. In order to be accepted into the program, individuals must be incarcerated or be in contempt of court for failure to pay child support/child abandonment or referred in lieu of incarceration by a Superior Court judge, have a child support case within the Northeastern Judicial Circuit and an active contempt by the Department of Child Support Services, be the non-custodial parent, and be clear of any pending violent felony charges and/or holds to include those from other jurisdictions.

Eligibility and Disqualification Criteria

Admission Criteria Form

Referral Information

Referral Form

Court Calendar

  • 1/2/19
  • 1/16/19
  • 1/30/19
  • 2/13/19
  • 3/6/19
  • 3/20/19
  • 4/3/19
  • 4/17/19
  • 5/1/19
  • 5/15/19
  • 6/12/19
  • 6/26/19
  • 7/10/19
  • 7/24/19
  • 8/7/19
  • 8/21/19
  • 9/4/19
  • 9/18/19
  • 10/3/19
  • 10/16/19
  • 10/30/19
  • 11/13/19
  • 12/4/19
  • 12/18/19


"Parental Accountability Court is an excellent program. It helped me by getting my life in order. It taught me structure and helped me be able to be a part of my kid's life."


"The PAC program has really helped me to see things in a different perspective. I have learned the importance of paying child support, and it helped me set up a successful way to keep progress moving forward and doing the right thing. We are all accountable for decisions we make in life no matter the circumstances. Without this program, I'd still be making bad decisions. It really helped me grow up mentally.”


Contact Us

Ashely Watson, Coordinator

Presiding Judge
Judge Bonnie Chessher Oliver

Phone Number: 770-531-4003
Fax Number: 770-535-6984

Physical Address: 2318 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30504
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1435, Gainesville, GA 30503

Important Phone Numbers
Drug Screen Line: (678) 261-5872
Department of Child Support Services: 1-844-694-2347