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36th Judicial Circuit Court

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Juvenile Court


The Juvenile Division of the Family Court handles various types of cases, including:

* Juvenile delinquency - offenses committed
  by youth under 17 years of age.

* Status offenses: A offense that is not illegal for an adult (i.e., incorrigibility,  runaway, truancy.)

* Neglect/Abuse: cases involving the neglect and/or
  abuse of children under 18 years of age.

* Adoptions

* Juvenile Guardianships

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Payment Methods:

  • Exact Cash, Money Order or Check (made out to Juvenile Court) and credit/debit cards are accepted at the Juvenile Court payment window.
  • Payment on-line at http://www.govpaynow.com/ with credit/debit (need case # and pay location code of 5250).
  • Pay credit/debit by phone at 1-888-604-7888 (need case # and pay location code of 5250).
  • Mail payment:  
    Juvenile Court
    Attn: Finance Department
    212 Paw Paw Street, Suite 240
    Paw Paw, MI 49079
36th Circuit Court Family Division Juvenile Court
212 Paw Paw Street, Ste 240
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Fax (269)657-8275
General Email: juvenilem@vbco.org
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
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Judge Jeffrey Dufon

Family Division Administrator Lynn Bullard

Deputy Administrator  Veronica Stillson

Referee Jenny Stone

Referee Lynda Pioch