Jurisdiction


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:

Juvenile

  • Delinquency - Criminal complaints filed against a juvenile 17 and under.
  • 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.
  • Intrafamily Offenses
  • Traffic Infractions and Driver's Licenses for juveniles.
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Entrustment Agreements
  • 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 parents
  • Emancipation

Domestic Relations

  • 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)

Other

  • Adult Offenses Against a Child

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