The County Courts at Law of Fort Bend County sit as the designated juvenile courts. Juvenile courts decide on matters involving adolescents who have not attained the age of majority. Matters handled by the juvenile courts include juvenile delinquency and issues involving children in need of supervision. Juvenile court hearings take place inside the courtroom and are formal proceedings.
Juvenile adjudication and disposition hearings are heard on designated Mondays at 1:30 P.M. Status conferences are heard on designated Mondays at 2:00 P.M. Trials are heard on selected Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M. All other hearings are set at the Court’s convenience.
Unless prior permission has been obtained, detention hearings are heard by Associate Judge H. Everett Kennedy. Juvenile detention hearings are heard at the Legion Drive Annex on Mondays at 1:30 P.M., on Wednesdays at 1:00 P.M., and on Thursdays at 9:00 A.M.