Mississippi Youth Courts

From Judgepedia
(Redirected from Mississippi youth courts)
Jump to: navigation, search

Flag of Mississippi.svg

You can help others learn about Mississippi courts and judges by expanding this article. Submit a link here.

The Mississippi youth courts deal with matters involving abuse and neglect of juveniles, as well as offenses committed by juveniles. Young people who have not reached the age of 18 may be subject to the Youth Court, although there are some exceptions. Some offenses which would be treated as crimes if committed by adults are known as delinquent acts when they involve juveniles.[1]


In the 20 counties which have a county court, those judges also serve as Youth Court judges. In counties which do not have a county court, the Chancery Judge may hear Youth Court matters, or the Chancery Judge may appoint a lawyer to act in a judicial capacity as Youth Court Referee.[1]

Pearl, Mississippi, has its own municipal Youth Court. It is located within Rankin County.

Courts

External links

References

MississippiMississippi Supreme CourtMississippi Court of AppealsMississippi circuit courtsMississippi Chancery CourtMississippi county courtsMississippi justice courtsMississippi youth courtsMississippi municipal courtsUnited States District Court for the Northern District of MississippiUnited States District Court for the Southern District of MississippiUnited States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitMississippi countiesMississippi judicial newsMississippi judicial electionsJudicial selection in MississippiMississippiTemplatewithoutBankruptcy.jpg