Family Division - Juvenile
Phone: 269-983-7111 x 8316
Hours of Court: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Juvenile Counter/Customer Service
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Berrien County Trial Court – Family Division – Juvenile Department primarily handles two types of cases: Juvenile Delinquency cases and Child Protective proceedings.
Cases in which children under the age of 17 have been charged with a crime. Included in this category are children under the age of 17 who have been charged with a “status offense” – that is, an offenses which would not be considered criminal if committed by an adult. Status offenses include truancy, incorrigibility and runaways.
For more information regarding Juvenile Probation visit the Juvenile Probation Page.
Child Protective Proceedings (Neglect/Abuse Proceedings)
Cases in which children under the age of 18 are found within the County to be physically or mentally abused by their parents (or parental figures) or whose health, material, educational or supervisory needs are not being met.
Interested in volunteering with us? Our volunteering opportunities:
- Front Desk Volunteer
- Children’s Waiting Area Volunteer
- Community Restorative Board Volunteer
Visit our Volunteer Page for more information and register.
Trial CourtPhysical Address
811 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Hon. Mabel Johnson MayfieldChief Judge
Hon. Brian S. BergerPresiding Judge
Hon. Jennifer SmithFamily Division Judge
Steve FloodAttorney Referee
Patsy HartzellAttorney Referee
Dale MurneyAttorney Referee
Richard SammisAttorney Referee
Elvin GonzalezFamily Division AdministratorPhone: 269-983-7111 ext. 8615
Don JardineJuvenile Probation SupervisorPhone: 269-982-8613, ext. 8359
Mike MolloyJuvenile Probation SupervisorPhone: 269-982-8613, ext. 8360
Jean LawrenceIntake Manager/Juvenile RegisterPhone: 269-983-7111, ext. 8354