Going to Juvenile Court

Below you will find links to resources about going to Juvenile Court in Tennessee. Additionally, you can find information on how to seek aid from a lawyer, if needed. Some areas of the state have more information than others.  You may wish to look at information from other areas in addition to your own.

What to Expect In Juvenile Court

Tennessee Juvenile Court FAQs

Find the answers to common questions about Tennessee Juvenile Court. This resource was complied by the Tennessee State Courts.

Courtroom Tips

This resource from Children's Rights Council provides helpful tips for going to Juvenile Court in Tennessee.

Davidson County Juvenile Court FAQs

On this page, you can find answers to frequently asked questions about Juvenile Court in Davidson County.

Shelby County Juvenile Court FAQs

In addition to general information, this resource provides answers to commonly asked questions about Juvenile Court in Shelby County.

Forms

Standard Court Forms for all of Tennessee

These forms are provided by the state. They can be filed in any county in Tennessee. If you need help filling out the forms, you can ask a lawyer in your area. 

Example Forms for Juvenile Court

This resource from Southeast Tennessee Legal Services provides example forms that can be submitted in Juvenile Court.

 

Statewide Social Services Resources

211 Tennessee - United Way

For help by phone, dial 211 for Tennessee’s community services help line or visit the 211 website.

Kid Central

Kid Central is a one-stop shop for Tennessee families to connect with important information and resources provided by Tennessee state departments.

 

Legal Advice:

TN Free Legal Answers

If you are in Tennessee, the website, Free Legal Answers,  allows you to ask a lawyer for help with a legal issue at no cost.  It is fast and easy, and all you need is a computer. This is a FREE service for people who cannot afford a lawyer. 

How it works: 

  • You will answer a few questions to see if you qualify for their service. If you qualify, you will have the option to create an account.
  • If you are eligible, you can ask their volunteer attorneys a non-criminal legal question.
  • Once your question receives a response, you will get an email. You will need to sign into the website to read your response and ask any additional questions.

Visit https://tn.freelegalanswers.org/ to sign up.

Find Representation:

Statewide Directory

The Statewide Directory provides information regarding Legal Aid Attorneys and other agencies by county in Tennessee.

Still need assistance? Please speak to a librarian at your local library – they may have additional resources to assist you.

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