The Juvenile Division of the Jefferson County Bessemer Cutoff District Attorney Office prosecutes all juvenile felonies and misdemeanors for Jefferson County, Bessemer Division.
A circuit or district court judge serves as a juvenile judge. Juvenile Court is for minors, ages 17 and under, who violates the law or who need supervision. A person can be referred to Juvenile Court if there is a filed petition alleging the child to be dependent, delinquent, or a “child in need of supervision” (CHINS).
Code of Alabama, Section 16-28-12