Children & Juveniles

The Juvenile Department processes all documents that involve minors and sets the first court date. We are responsible for the following case types:

  • Child in Need of Care (CINC) - Any abuse, neglect, or truancy issues.
  • Juvenile Offender (JO) - Any minors that allegedly committed a crime.

What Services Can the Clerk’s Office Provide to Me?

Court staff can give you basic information about cases, but cannot give you legal advice.


Shawnee County District Court provides links to Self-Help resources.  This information is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. 

Children's Advocacy Resource Center

Juvenile Crime and Consequences

Juvenile Collateral Consequences Booklet

New Protections for Minors Under 16


Docket Fees