Juvenile Dependency

A Juvenile Dependency case is initiated when it is suspected a child is the victim of abuse, neglect or abandonment. Juvenile Dependency cases may also include other types of cases such as Termination of Parental Rights (TPR), Children in Need of Services/Family in Need of Services, (CINS/FINS) and truancy violations. The Clerk's Juvenile Dependency division is responsible for processing various types of documents and maintaining records for children who need assistance provided by the court system.

Pursuant to Florida Statutes 39.0132(3), 985.045(2) and 984.06(3), all Juvenile records (delinquency and dependency) are confidential.


Please read the instructions for the forms that you are downloading. Additional forms may be needed depending on your situation.

Note: The forms supplied by the Clerk's office are general in nature and may not meet your specific needs. The Clerk does not guarantee the legal sufficiency of these forms; therefore, you may need to consult with an attorney regarding your particular situation.