The Juvenile Court support staff in the Clerk’s Office are responsible for:
- Processing Citations, Complaints, and Motions
- Issuing summons
- Scheduling hearings
- Issuing Subpoenas
- Issuing and processing Warrants
- Processing a variety of other cases
These cases include:
The Juvenile Court also accepts filings for Grandparent Power of Attorney, by which a parent places a child into the care and physical custody of the grandparent, without relinquishing legal custody, and which the parent can rescind at any time.
Along these same lines we have the Caregiver Authorization Affidavit. This is also limited to grandparents. This is filed when a grandparent has physical custody of a child but cannot locate either of the child’s parents. Otherwise, it’s the same as the Grandparent Power of Attorney and will give you the same rights (ability to obtain medical and dental care, enroll in school, and talk with teachers and counselors).
The clerks may answer general questions. The clerks are unable to advise what forms should be filed and cannot assist in the completion of forms. The clerks are not attorneys so they cannot give legal advice. Support staff also accepts juvenile delinquency complaints and traffic citations from the various law enforcement agencies with Greene County. Delinquency complaints are not accepted from private individuals.
Payments for outstanding fines, court cost and filing fees are accepted in the Clerk’s Office in person, over the phone, or by mail. If sending payments by mail, the following forms of payment will be accepted: cashier’s check or money order, made payable to Greene County Juvenile Court, no cash please, and include the case number if you have it.