Juvenile Court

Juvenile Court

Juvenile Delinquency
Cases involving juveniles who have committed a law violation that would be considered a crime if committed by an adult.

Cases involving children or juveniles who are in need of protection and/or services.

Juvenile Ordinance Violations (Citations):
Violation of civil or State ordinances.

Termination of Parental Rights
To permanently stop or end all rights, powers, privileges, immunities, duties and obligations (including child support) existing between parent and child

Restraining Orders Child Abuse or Harassment
Temporary order for protection and injunction order for protection against a juvenile from contacting a specific person.

Your Role as a Parent:
Having parents involved in the juvenile court process is extremely important to the success of the Court's dispositional order and supervision of your child. Please cooperate with the Columbia County Human Services Department as they do their investigation and prepare a report to the Court. As the parent, it is extremely important that you attend each court hearing scheduled for your child's case.

Human Services Department Involvement:
When your child has been charged with a delinquent act or found to be in need of protection and/or services (CHIPS or JIPS), the Columbia County Human Services Department will assign a social worker to work with you and your child and make recommendations to the Court for the disposition of your child's case.

Guidelines, Procedures and Information: