The 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.

In the 24 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.

Youth Court Information

Youth Court Personnel Job Descriptions and Salary Ranges   Uniform Rules of Youth Court Practice rev 2021
Chancellors List
  Mississippi Youth Court Manual rev 2021
County Court Judges List   Youth Court Fiscal Reporting Forms
Youth Court Referee List
  Youth Court Information Videos
Youth Court Prosecutors List
Certified Youth Court Defender List   Court Improvement Program
Certified Parent Defender List   Youth Court Support Program
Certified Guardian Ad Litem List   OSPD Juvenile Defender Training
GAL Fee Report Cover Sheet   Youth Court Listening Sessions
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