Misdemeanors, as well as some felonies, committed by juveniles are prosecuted in Juvenile Court.
The Domestic Relations Court handles misdemeanors committed by one family or household member against another.
Juveniles who commit serious felonies, or juveniles with an extensive prior record who commit felonies, are transferred to Circuit Court for trial. In addition, cases involving adults charged with committing felonies against juveniles are heard in Juvenile Court, which certifies those felonies for trial in Circuit Court.
Two attorney are sassigned full-time to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts who follow transferred or certified felonies to Circuit Court.
The Victim/Witness Program is heavily involved with the type of cases heard in Juvenile Court, and the victim/witness advocates spend many hours working with these victims.
CONTACT JDR COURT:
Phone: (540) 727-3418
Fax: (540) 727-3498