Court Security

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Department provides security for the Juvenile Services Center. All persons entering the building are subject to search. Members of the general public may not bring purses or bags into the building. Since Juvenile Court (unlike other Courts) is a Court of confidentiality due to the privacy rights of children, persons who are not direct parties (e.g., parents, guardians, or custodians) to a case may be ordered to leave the courtroom.