Juvenile Court

Jurisdiction

The Juvenile Division of the Family Court handles various types of cases, including:

  • Juvenile Delinquency - offenses committed by youth under 17 years of age.
  • Status Offenses - offenses committed by youth under 17 years of age that are not illegal for an adult (i.e. incorrigibility, runaway, truancy)
  • Neglect/Abuse - cases involving Child Protective Services and the neglect and/or abuse of children under 18 years of age
  • Juvenile Guardianships - guardianship resulting from a neglect/abuse case
  • Adoptions - step parent, adult, related direct placement, guardians

Resources & Help

Adoption & Foster Care

Detention / Residential Centers

For Attorney Information

Michigan State Court Forms

Payment Methods

  • Exact Cash, Money Order, Check (made out to Juvenile Court) and credit/debit cards.
  • Pay credit/debit online (need case Number and pay location code of 5250).
  • Pay credit/debit by phone at 888-604-7888 (need case Number and pay location code of 5250).
  • Mail to:
    36th Circuit Court Juvenile Division
    Attn: Finance Department
    212 Paw Paw Street
    Suite 240
    Paw Paw, MI 49079