Juvenile & Family Court Division

Important Updates as of 5/20/2022 - COVID-19

Masking in public, indoor places is recommended, although no longer required. 

  • Our group programs will be in person, online, or postponed until further notice. Functional Family Therapy will continue on a modified basis, using teletherapy when feasible. Marcus Farley will be in touch with your family about these arrangements if you are currently involved in FFT. CONNECT (COS) will continue by way of ZOOM. Kelli Parcher and Meagan Ryan will be in touch regarding this program. Educational Employment Training (EET) will be going through some internal changes but youth will be informed as the changes happen. I-Act will continue to function in person, Shannon Burns and Kelli Parcher will be in touch regarding this program.
  • Our JPC(s) will discuss with you how we can continue to support certain service needs your child may have, such as treatment, counseling, drug testing, and so on. 
  • Court hearings will continue as normal but are subject to change as the impact of the virus changes. Court hearings are currently held in person with the option for remote appearances.  
  • We will be available by telephone to discuss any issues related to your child’s case plan. Additionally, if you have questions about situations that might come up during this time involving the behavior of your child, we are available to talk those through with you!

GAL Updates

  • GALs may appear for dependency court in person or may attend remotely via Zoom.
  • Please note that making is not required at this time, but recommended. 
  • If you are attending remotely, please use the following for Zoom:
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The Jefferson County Juvenile and Family Court is a Division of the Superior Court and serves youth and their families in a variety of ways. Most often, contact with this Department is a significant experience in the lives of those involved. In this context, it is our goal to do that which is within our power to see this experience as constructive in nature. The Juvenile and Family Court strives to reflect a climate that encourages positive change, creativity in problem solving, open sharing of ideas, and a general appreciation for children.

Core Values:

Contact with the Jefferson County Juvenile & Family Court Division is usually a significant experience for youth and families ( or, for all those) involved. It is our intention to ensure that this experience is constructive and positive in nature. Our department acknowledges the inherent worth of all individuals with whom we interact and we envision a departmental culture committed to:

  • Unbiased advocacy, hope and resilience
  • Collaboration, accountability and support
  • Respect, integrity and excellence
  • Innovation, research and responsiveness
  • Prevention, restoration and rehabilitation