Gartin Building Courtroom from the balcony

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.

Youth Court Information

  County Court Judges
  Guardian Ad Litem
Youth Court Prosecutors
  GAL Training Videos
Youth Court Support Program
  Juvenile Defender Training *maintained by OSPD
Youth Court Videos
  Manual for Mississippi Youth Courts July 2021
Youth Court Fiscal Reporting Forms
Uniform Rules of Youth Court Practice (U.R.Y.C.P) June 2021   Court Improvement Program, CIP

Jurist in Residence Letters:

Jurist in Residence, July 26, 2020, MYCIDS Compliance

Jurist in Residence Sept. 5, 2018, MYCIDS Update: Court Compliance with Title IV-E

Jurist in Residence talks about courtroom best practices

Jurist in Residence talks about Title IV-E

COVID-19 Advisory