Juvenile Courts

Juvenile Court - Delinquency  Tales From Delinquency Court
The Juvenile Courts in Florida have jurisdiction over criminal felonies and misdemeanor cases for defendants under the age of nineteen (19). The Ninth Circuit Juvenile Court Division has three (3) Circuit Judges in Orange County and one (1) Circuit Judge in Osceola County.

Juvenile Court - Dependency
The Juvenile Courts in Florida have jurisdiction over all dependency matters for juveniles up to the age of eighteen years of age. The Ninth Circuit Juvenile Court Division has two (2) Circuit Judges in Orange County and one (1) Circuit Judge in Osceola County hearing juvenile dependency cases.

Truancy Court
In 2001, the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in cooperation with the Orange County Youth and Family Services Division and the Orange County Public Schools, established a Truancy Court to provide a forum to hear and rule on Truancy Petitions filed against minor children alleged to be skipping school. A Magistrate hears and makes recommendations to the Court on punishments for truants. The program provides participants and their families with services, intervention, and case management.

CINS/FINS
The Juvenile Courts in Florida also have jurisdiction over CINS/FINS, Children and Families-in-Need-of-Services. This is for families and their child(ren) who do not have a delinquency or a dependency case open. The Ninth Circuit Juvenile Court Division has a Circuit Judge in charge of the CINS/FINS program. Parents can come to see the judge for help and services to improve the behaviors of their child. Local programs help families find ways to reduce or stop their children from runaway, skipping school and disobeying through screening and assessment, planning for improvement, and counseling. For help from the CINS/FINS program in Orange County call (407) 897-6370 ext. 222.  For help  in Osceola County call the Sunnyside Village Youth Shelter at  407-498-7016 x 100 or 101.  For additional information see the web site http://www.djj.state.fl.us/Prevention/CINSFINS.html


Programs
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Delinquency Diversion Public Information
Delinquency Sanctions Dependency
  Restitution and Cost Recovery
 

Juvenile Justice Agencies


Miscellaneous

Orange County Dependency Court Improvement Summit - Goals & Objectives
Video - Tales From Delinquency Court   Tales From Delinquency Court  (Produced by the Florida Office of State Courts Administrator)


Hours of Operation

Orange County Osceola County
2000 E. Michigan Street
Orlando, Florida 32806
2 Courthouse Square
 Kissimmee, Fl 34741
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(407) 836-7590 (407) 343-2400