Local Court Rules
Request a Video Hearing
1710 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: (615) 898-7972
Fax: (615) 713-3382
ORDER REGARDING ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE
ORDER CLARIFYING THE EXTENSION OF DEADLINES
3/31/20 COVID19 Update to Procedures
4/13/20 In order to facilitate the movement of cases and ensuring all constitutional rights of parties are protected during COVID-19 with the Juvenile Court of Rutherford County, there will be a new procedure for all attorneys and pro-se litigants requesting a video hearing. The Attorney or Pro-se Litigant shall file a proper “Joint Motion to Request a Video Hearing”. With that joint motion, the attached, which is the procedure by which they are to certify all necessary requirements, SHALL also be lodged with the Joint Motion and immediately given to the Court for consideration.
Welcome to the Rutherford County, Tennessee, Juvenile Court website.
The Juvenile Court has jurisdiction over both civil and delinquency/unruly cases involving children. Whenever children are charged with violating criminal statutes, it is the duty of the Court to provide a simple judicial procedure which assures the juvenile a fair hearing and due process, while protecting the constitutional and legal rights of all parties. Additionally, we strive to accomplish the following goals: to provide for the wholesome moral, mental, and physical development of children; to substitute treatment, training, and rehabilitation for the consequences of criminal behavior by children; and to remove children from the custody of their parents only when absolutely necessary for the child's welfare or in the interest of public safety. We always seek to ensure that our community is safe, and that violent or dangerous juveniles are held in detention if no other, less-restrictive alternatives exist.