Juvenile Court

Welcome to the Juvenile Court


It is the overarching philosophy of the 19th Circuit Juvenile Court to provide an ever- present and standing culture of trauma informed practices, evidence-based programming with strength-based services. With this philosophy in mind, it is a goal of the juvenile court to provide ethical, compassionate and unbiased individual treatment plans. This mission is accomplished by keeping the best interest of the client in mind through fiscally sound community collaborations that aid in the effort to lower recidivism and surpass out of home placement. By assisting youth and the family system, reintegration and rehabilitation in the least restrictive manner, while keeping in mind the safety of the community, is at the forefront of the Manistee County Juvenile Justice System.

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