Youth Court

Cases that can be heard in the Youth Court include:

  • Delinquent child
  • Child in need of supervision
  • Neglected or abused child

Youth Court is a division of the County Court and deals with persons under the age of 18.

A minor charged with a delinquent act that is from an indigent family (determined by the Youth Court) will be represented by a public defender. A delinquent act is any act which, if committed by an adult, would be a misdemeanor or a felony, excluding crimes with deadly weapons or crimes which carry a life sentence or the death penalty.  This office was established in 1996. Mississippi law requires all minors to be represented by an attorney in formal court proceedings.

Lowndes County Youth Court
Jason Collins – Administrator/Designee
1602 College Street
Columbus, MS 39703
662-245-4610
Fax: 662-245-4617

Lowndes County Youth Court
Honorable Beverly Mitchell Franklin – Judge
1602 College Street
Columbus, MS 39703
662-245-4610
Fax: 662-245-4617