Special Jurisdiction


Dependency Courts

Provides information on child abuse and neglect, child protective services, foster care, court-appointed special advocates, open hearings, model courts, and more.  

Family Courts

Provides information on specialized courts for family and domestic matters, which often handle custody and visitation, child support, termination of parental rights and adoption, dependency, status offenses, delinquency, and occasionally domestic violence.

Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Examines the structure and work of limited jurisdiction courts; their most common case types, including traffic and small-claims cases; and preliminary proceedings in felony cases.

Tribal Courts

Provides information on the structure, organization, and jurisdiction of tribal courts, as well as resources for tribal court employees and reservation members.