Juvenile Court jurisdiction is vested in General Sessions Courts in all counties except those in which the law establishes special Juvenile Courts. Juvenile Courts have exclusive jurisdiction in proceedings involving minors alleged to be delinquent, unruly, dependent and neglected. Juvenile Courts also have concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit, Chancery and Probate Courts in some areas. Judge Thomas C. Faris presides over all Juvenile Court Cases in Franklin County.
The Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office is available for the filing of cases, payment of fines and cost and docket information. Please call the number below for more information.
The Juvenile Court’s Office is available for initiating a juvenile delinquent petition, juvenile unruly petition or a temporary custody petition. The Juvenile Court Office is also located in the Franklin County Judicial Center. Please call the number below for more information.