Juvenile Court

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Juvenile Court Responsibilities

The Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over:

  • Delinquency and incorrigibility matters
  • Petitions to adopt
  • Applications for certification to adopt
  • Petitions for termination of parental rights
  • Dependency matters
  • Guardianship of a Minor (not Conservatorship and not testamentary appointment of a guardian by will.)
  • Emancipation of a Minor (must be at least 16 years of age)
  • Injunction against Harassment if the subject is under 12 years of age
  • Relinquishment of parental rights including American Indian children

Juvenile Court does not handle change of name or conservatorship of a minor. For further information on these two topics please call Probate Court Administration at (602) 506-3668.

Dependency Matters
Information About Cases
Injunctions Against Harassment
Office Locations
Petitions for Termination of Parental Rights