Karen Lawson


Lake County




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Who we are

The Lake County Juvenile Court has exclusive jurisdiction concerning any person under eighteen years old who is alleged to be a juvenile traffic offender, delinquent, unruly, abused, neglected, or dependent child. The Juvenile Court also has jurisdiction in adult cases involving paternity, child abuse, non-support, contributing to the delinquency of minors, and failure to send children to school.


The Lake County Juvenile Court leverages the expertise of its staff and partners, along with various funding sources to offer innovative programs for the correction and rehabilitation of Lake County's youth.

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Service by Publication



Our community partners are a valuable resource for the many services we provide to the families of Lake County.

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Plan your visit

From filing forms to appearing for a hearing, you can know what to expect and where to go upon arriving at court.

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Find everything you need, including traffic forms, forms for filing, Schedule of Fees, annual reports and more.

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