Juvenile Court

The Juvenile Division works closely with the Department of Children and Family Services, the Judiciary, State Attorneys, Public Defenders, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement and other agencies in carrying out its mission. The Juvenile Department dockets all cases, attends court hearings, and maintains all of the required court records. 
 
Please note: Due to strict confidentiality laws regarding juvenile cases, information cannot be given over the telephone. Information regarding juvenile cases can only be made available to the juvenile, parent or guardian, attorney for parent or child and select government officials.
 
**All Juvenile records (delinquency and dependency) are confidential**
See Florida Statute 39.0132(3), 985.05(2) and 984.06(3)
 
The jurisdiction of Juvenile Court records include the following cases applicable to a child under the age of 18:  
 
Juvenile Delinquency
Any person under the age of 18 who has allegedly committed a law violation.

The Juvenile Division is governed by F.S. 985 for Delinquency.
 
Juvenile Dependency
All matters relating to juveniles who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected, surrendered for the purpose of adoption, or who are persistent runaways, habitually truant or ungovernable and Children and Families in Need of Services.
 
The Juvenile Division is governed by F.S. 39 and F.S. 984 for Dependency.