The jurisdiction of Juvenile Court Records includes the following cases applicable to a child eighteen (18) years and under:
Dependency: All matters relating to juveniles who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected, surrendered for the purpose of adoption, or who are persistent runaways, habitually truant or ungovernable.
Delinquency: Any person under the age of 18 who has committed a law violation.
JUVENILE RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL – SEE FLORIDA STATUTE 39.411 AND 985.04
Juvenile Department is governed by F.S. 39 for Dependency and Adoptions F.S. 985 for Delinquency
The following people are authorized to receive information concerning a juvenile case. Information cannot be given out over the telephone. You must appear in person with proper identification (Driver’s License or State Identification Card) to receive information.
- Parent of child: as long as parental rights are still intact.
- Attorney for parent and/or child: after Notice of Appearance is filed with the clerk.
- Law enforcement officer: only as to the offense they were charged or arrested on.
- Counselor with Department of Juvenile Justice or Children and Family Services
- State Attorney
- Public Defender
- Corrections officer
- Guardian or legal custodian of child
- Member of parole commission
- Guardian ad litem
- Assistant Attorney General attorneys
- Government agencies such as recruiting officers may receive limited information if there is a written consent by the applicant for us to search our records.