A primer: How Shelby County Juvenile Court works

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 20, 2023 4:22 PM CT | Published: March 14, 2023 4:00 AM CT

In this installment of “Minor Offenders, Major Offenses,” we answer some of the basic questions about Juvenile Court and its basic responsibilities. Because, despite it being a court of record, “there is little standardization in juvenile court size, case management procedures and court administrative practices” across the state. 


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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