What juvenile files are open to the public?

All legal pleadings and court Orders in any juvenile case are open to the public. 

In juvenile delinquency proceedings, consent case and diversion case information is not available to the public.  In addition, all documents in the Social File and the Dispositional Report are not public records.

In child protective proceedings, all documents in the Social File are not public records.

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1. My child is out of control – what do I do?
2. What are the telephone rules/visitation rules, etc. at the Berrien County Juvenile Center?
3. How do I expunge a juvenile record?
4. What happens if I miss my court date?
5. How do I get a court appointed attorney on my case?
6. How does the Juvenile Delinquency process work?
7. As a parent/guardian of a youth involved in a juvenile delinquency case, what might my financial responsibility be?
8. My paperwork says I need to be fingerprinted – how do I get that done?
9. How do I find out what is on my juvenile delinquency record?
10. Can I get copies of documents from a juvenile case file?
11. What juvenile files are open to the public?
12. How can I volunteer to work with children/youth that are court involved?