Juvenile Court

Inclement Weather Policy:

If Memphis - Shelby County Schools (MSCS) closes school and there are no in person classes due to inclement weather or as the result of inclement weather, Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County will be closed as well.  If you have a court date with Juvenile Court that is missed due to this inclement weather policy, you will be notified via text or email (whichever method of communication you normally receive from the courts for court information) regarding your new court date.

Judge Dan Michael's Statement on Social Justice

COVID-19 Pandemic Information

Juvenile Court and the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office remain open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Should you need further assistance please call Juvenile Court at 901-222-0800 or Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office at 901-222-0600.

Please follow the CDC recommendation to wear a cloth face covering when entering the Juvenile Court for any reason.  See more at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html 


Zoom Instructions for Hearing Participants

Attorney Protocols for Zoom Virtual Courtroom Hearings
Protocolos para abogados para audiencias judiciales virtuales por Zoom

Public Protocols for Zoom Virtual Courtroom Hearings
Protocolos para el público para audiencias judiciales virtuales por Zoom

Order Regarding Face Coverings

Tennessee Supreme Court Order 1-15-2021

Tennessee Supreme Court Order 12-22-2020

Judge Dan Michael's Amended Order 5-28-2020

Judge Dan Michael's Order and Supreme Court Order 5-27-2020

Judge Dan Michael's Order 4-27-2020

Tennessee Supreme Court Order 4-24-2020

Judge Dan Michael's Concerns and Suggestions to Increase In-Person Court Hearings 4-20-2020

Responsibilities & Organization

Juvenile justice initiatives overseen by Shelby County Juvenile Court include:

  • Assessment screening for juveniles detained for serious offenses
  • Evaluation referrals for youth affected by mental health issues and substance abuse

Juvenile Court has eight courtrooms where juvenile and child support cases are heard.
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JC Newsletter

State of the Court Address 1-24-2020

As part of the Court's agreement with The United States Department of Justice the Court, in conjunction with the Shelby County IT Department, has created a "Data Dashboard." The dashboard is designed to provide information about the Court's progress with the agreement with the DOJ.


For information on DOJ Compliance click on the Department of Justice Compliance Page link on the left of this page.


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