The juvenile division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office handles Circuit Court cases involving people under 18 years of age. The juvenile division is one area of the courts and is not associated with the Department of Juvenile Justice or any other agency dealing with juveniles.

As mandated by Florida Law we cannot give out any information over the phone or on the Internet about any juvenile case. If you are the parent/legal guardian of a juvenile, the juvenile, or the juvenile's attorney, you must come to the Courthouse with proper identification in order to receive information about the case.

Juvenile cases are broken down into delinquency cases and dependency cases.

Delinquency (Criminal) Cases involve:

  • Felony charges
  • Misdemeanor charges
  • Felony Traffic charges

Dependency (Non-criminal) Cases involve:

  • Abused, abandoned or neglected children
  • Ungovernable children who have not committed a crime
  • Truancy (skipping school)


Available Resources

For Delinquency

Department of Juvenile Justice  
Manatee DJJ Office 941-727-6300
Juvenile Booking Facility 941-749-0607
Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center 941-741-3023
Teen Court 941-741-4027


For Dependency

Guardian Ad Litem Program 941-744-9473
YMCA Safe Childrens Coalition 941-721-7670


Children and Families in Need of Service (Cins/Fins) Ungovernable/Runaways/Truants

Manatee County School Board 941-708-8770 x 2082
Family Resources Inc. 941-741-3575
Shelter 941-708-5850
Hotline 1-888-413-2645
Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)


12th Judicial Circuit

Interpreters - http://www.jud12.flcourts.org/Programs/Court-Interpreters

Contact Juvenile
Supervisor: Shanice Mays
Supervisor Title: Supervisor
Mailing Address
Attn: Juvenile
Attn: Juvenile Department
PO Box 25400
Bradenton, FL 34206
Physical Address
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205