The Juvenile Division hears cases involving delinquency, dependency, and children-in-need-of-services. Dependency proceedings involve the protection of children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The Department of Children and Families investigates allegations and is the petitioner on Dependency cases. Delinquency proceedings involve children under the age of 18 alleged to have committed a delinquent act. The State Attorney is the petitioner on Delinquency cases. Miami Dade Children's Courthouse is located at 155 N.W. 3rd Street, Miami, Florida, 33128. For further information please call 305-679-1600.

Hours of Operation 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding Holidays
Juvenile DelinquencyJuvenile Delinquency
Involves minors that have been charged with a criminal offense. The court process includes related agencies working with the youth and their families.
Juvenile DependencyJuvenile Dependency
protects children and strives to achieve safe permanent homes for those who have suffered abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.
Children in Need of Services (CINS/FINS)Children in Need of Services (CINS/FINS)
assists children and families that are niether involved in the dependency nor deliquency systems, but that are in need of court intervention
Marchman PetitionMarchman Petition
provides the means for an individual to recieve voluntary or involuntary treatment for substance abuse.
Dependency Drug CourtDependency Drug Court
The Dependency Drug Court (DDC) addresses the underlying substance abuse problems that may exist with parents involved in dependency court.
Delinquency Drug CourtDelinquency Drug Court
The Juvenile Drug Court program aims to reduce juvenile recidivism rates by providing participants with the necessary recovery tools and community support.
Mediation is a service provided by the courts that allows litigants to solve their disputes without having to go to trial.
Court Reporting ServicesCourt Reporting Services
Court reporting provides "word-for-word" record of everything said in criminal, juvenile and domestic violence case proceedings.
Department of Translation and InterpretationDepartment of Translation and Interpretation
Court Interpreters interpret and translate verbal and written communications from a non-English to English language in court proceedings.
Related Information
BulletJuvenile Delinquency Registry
BulletFrequently Asked Questions for Juvenile Court
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Court Locations
BulletJuvenile Justice Center
Related Sites
BulletFlorida Clerks of Court
BulletAssociation of Family and Conciliation Courts
BulletFlorida Supreme Court Self Help Center
BulletFlorida Statutes/Bill Information (On-Line Sunshine)
BulletFlorida Bar
BulletFlorida Department of Children and Families
BulletFlorida Department of Juvenile Justice
BulletFlorida Clearing House on Supervised Visitation
BulletFlorida Guardian ad Litem Program
BulletGuardian ad Litem: Chapter 39 (2008)
BulletNational Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judge

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