The Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court has jurisdiction over juvenile matters, offenses committed by adults against juveniles (youth under the age of 18), and family matters, except divorce, in Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, and the towns of Herndon, Vienna and Clifton.
The Court has specific subject matter
jurisdiction over the following types of cases:
Delinquency - Criminal complaints filed against a juvenile 17 and
Status Offenders - Status offenses are acts prohibited by law which
would not be a crime if committed by an adult, such as tobacco
possession or curfew violations.
Child in Need of Services (CHINServ) - Child whose behavior, conduct or
condition presents or results in a serious threat to the well-being and
physical safety of the child.
Child in Need of Supervision (CHINSup) - Child who is habitually truant
without justification or who is a habitual runaway.
Traffic Infractions and Driver's Licenses for juveniles.
Abuse and Neglect
Termination of Parental Rights and Reversal of Termination
Mental Commitments and Retardation Certification
Consent to Medical or Surgical Treatment and other activities which may
require parental consent when the child is separated from his / her
Family or Household Member Abuse Protective Orders
Desertion and Nonsupport
Child Custody, Visitation and Support and Spousal Support
- Petitions for Obtaining Service/Parentage Petitions (Paternity Establishment Petitions)
Adult Offenses Against a Child