The Clerk's Juvenile division processes records relating to Delinquency and Dependency cases. All
Delinquency and Dependency records are confidential.
The only parties who may inspect a juvenile file without
a court order are the child, the parents and their attorneys,
the guardian ad litem, law enforcement agencies, the Department
of Children and Families and its designees, the Department
of Juvenile Justice and its designees, the Parole Commission,
and the Department of Corrections. To view the court file,
the authorized person must appear in person with a proper
Delinquency cases involve those juveniles who have been accused
of committing a crime.
Dependency cases are established when
children have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.