Juvenile Court

Court Updates from the Chief Magistrate December 2022

Inclement Weather Policy 
Memphis - Shelby County Schools (MSCS) closes school and there are no in-person classes due to inclement weather or as the result of inclement weather, Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County will be closed as well. If you have a court date with Juvenile Court that is missed due to this inclement weather policy, you will be notified via text or email (whichever method of communication you normally receive from the courts for court information) regarding your new court date.

COVID-19 Pandemic Information
Juvenile Court and the Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office remain open for business from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Should you need further assistance please call Juvenile Court at 901-222-0800 or Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office at 901-222-0600.

CDC Face Mask Policy  
Please follow the CDC recommendation to wear a cloth face covering when entering the Juvenile Court for any reason. See more at:

Please see our latest issue of Court Chronicles

Juvenile Court Safety Plan

Zoom Instructions for Hearing Participants

Attorney Protocols for Zoom Virtual Courtroom Hearings

Protocolos para el público para audiencias judiciales virtuales por Zoom


Useful Links

Order Regarding Face Coverings

Tennessee Supreme Court Order 1-15-2021

Tennessee Supreme Court Order 12-22-2020

Judge Dan Michael's Amended Order 5-28-2020 

Judge Dan Michael's Order and Supreme Court Order 5-27-2020

Judge Dan Michael's Order 4-27-2020

Tennessee Supreme Court Order 4-24-2020

Judge Dan Michael's Concerns and Suggestions to Increase In-Person Court Hearings 4-20-2020

Responsibilities & Organization

Juvenile justice initiatives overseen by Shelby County Juvenile Court include:

  • Assessment screening for juveniles detained for serious offenses 
  • Evaluation referrals for youth affected by mental health issues and substance abuse 
Juvenile Court has eight courtrooms where juvenile and child support cases are heard.


Data Dashboard 
As part of the Court's agreement with The United States Department of Justice the Court, in conjunction with the Shelby County IT Department, has created a "Data Dashboard." The dashboard is designed to provide information about the Court's progress with the agreement with the DOJ.

For information on DOJ Compliance click on the Department of Justice Compliance Page link on the left of this page.


Additional Resources:

Additional DMC Data: