Juvenile Court Clerk


A Message from Our Clerk


I’m so thankful that the people of Memphis and Shelby County have given me this opportunity along with Judge Tarik Sugarmon, to show you that we, together, can make this Juvenile Court, even better.

The Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office strives to operate with integrity and accountability while meeting the needs of our citizens. We will work diligently to provide the highest-level of efficient, respectful customer service. We have a constitutional duty to maintain well-organized and accurate legal documents, and to be a fiscally responsible curator of the records for the citizens of Shelby County.


In 2009, the Child Support Services Division at Juvenile Court was not awarded the state contract for the first time since 1976. The state contract for child support services for Shelby County went to Maximus, a private agency, beginning in July 2009. Unlike in previous years, the IV-D Child Support Agency is no longer located in the Juvenile Court building but at 3915 S. Mendenhall Road, Memphis, Tennessee 38115. This transition in child support services has impacted the Clerk’s Office operation in all areas from processing petitions filed for establishment, enforcement, genetic testing and all other related child support issues as well as “Clerk Services” reimbursement from the State. The Clerk’s Office staff continues to work closely with Maximus to help meet and process the workload efficiently through this transition period.

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated." – Maya Angelou