The Youth Courts deal with matters involving abuse and neglect of juveniles, as well as offenses committed by juveniles. Young people who have not reached the age of 18 may be subject to the Youth Court, although there are some exceptions. Some offenses which would be treated as crimes if committed by adults are known as delinquent acts when they involve juveniles.

In the 22 counties which have a County Court, those judges also serve as Youth Court judges. In counties which do not have a County Court, the Chancery Judge may hear Youth Court matters, or the Chancery Judge may appoint a lawyer to act in a judicial capacity as Youth Court Referee. The city of Pearl also has its own municipal Youth Court.

Youth Court Information

Chancellors
  County Court Judges
Referees
  Guardian Ad Litem
Youth Court Information
  Juvenile Defender Training *maintained by OSPD
Youth Court Prosecutors
  Family & Children Services
Youth Court Support Program
  Youth Court Desk Book
MYCIDS User Guide
  MYCIDS Site
Youth Court Videos
 

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