Juvenile Court Clerk

A Message from Our Clerk

I want to thank you for your prayers and your vote, because, a new Juvenile Court Clerk is in town.

I’m so thankful that the people of Memphis and Shelby County has given me this opportunity along with Judge Dan Michael, to show you that we, together, can make this Juvenile Court, even better.

The goal of the Clerk’s Office in 2018 is to continue to function efficiently and effectively, to respond to the needs of the families of our community, to generate revenue through collection and court ordered fines, fees, grant contracts and state reimbursement, to offset the cost of court operation.

In 2009, the Child Support Services Division at Juvenile Court was not awarded the state contract for the first time since 1976. The state contract for child support services for Shelby County went to Maximus, a private agency, beginning in July 2009. Unlike in previous years, the IV-D Child Support Agency is no longer located in the Juvenile Court building but at an off-site location. This transition in child support services has impacted the Clerk’s Office operation in all areas from processing petitions filed for establishment, enforcement, genetic testing and all other related child support issues as well as “Clerk Services” reimbursement from the State. The Clerk’s Office staff continues to work closely with Maximus to help meet and process the workload efficiently through this transition period.

The Juvenile Court Clerk’s Office and staff will continue to serve you to the best of our ability, effective leadership, and integrity and will be held accountable in all areas.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. Thomas A. Edison"