Juvenile Court

The Juvenile Court Department is a statewide court with jurisdiction over civil and criminal matters including delinquencies, youthful offender cases, care and protections and children requiring assistance cases.  It is the mission of the Juvenile Court to protect children from abuse and neglect, to promote opportunities for children to reside in a safe, stable, permanent family environment, to strengthen families, to rehabilitate juveniles, to protect the public from delinquent and criminal behavior and to decide all cases fairly and impartially with dedication, integrity and professionalism.   The Juvenile Court has 41 judges, including the Chief Justice, in over 40 locations.  

SJC Committee Seeks Attorney Response in Suffolk County

As part of the ongoing program to evaluate and enhance judicial performance, the Supreme Judicial Court is seeking response from attorneys who practice before the Boston Municipal Court, District Court, Housing Court, Probate and Family Court and Juvenile Court in Suffolk County. The SJC asks that any attorney who receives an email inviting them to log in and complete a questionnaire should take the time to complete it, as the more responses received, the more helpful the judicial evaluations will be. The SJC's evaluation program is the best opportunity for attorneys to offer their opinions of the members of the judiciary in an anonymous, confidential process.  The evaluation will end on August 7, 2015. To learn more, or to get a copy of the questionnaire, click on the "read more" link below or send an email to Mona.Hochberg@sjc.state.ma.us.

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