Circuit Clerk Juvenile Division

Juvenile Division

The Van Buren County Circuit Clerk’s Office maintains the records for the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court. Juvenile records are not open to the public. Records may only be accessed by the Attorneys of Record or by governmental agencies involved in the case.

In the Juvenile Division, proceedings shall be commenced by the filing of a petition with the Circuit Clerk’s Office or by a transfer from another court. There are two basic types of Juvenile cases: "family in need of services" & "dependency-neglect".

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