Speakers Bureau

Members of the St. Louis County Judicial Speakers Bureau are available to speak to elementary, middle and high school groups, universities, town hall meetings, churches and civic organizations on a wide range of topics, at no charge. Please send us your request at least three weeks in advance, and let us know how long you would like the judge to speak.

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Complimentary guided tours of the St. Louis County Courthouse are available during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) on weekdays only.  For more information on guided tours, please click below.

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News Releases

Diversion Programs Help Keep More County Youth Out of Justice System

January 11, 2021

St. Louis County Circuit Court105 South Central AvenueClayton, Missouri 63105   CLAYTON, MO – January 8, 2021 – The majority of juvenile delinquency referrals to the St. Louis Family Court for low level offenses did not result in formal charges, according to a recent report from the Court. The finding, based on 2019 data, reflects the Court’s heightened focus on diverting young people from the juvenile justice system into programs that allow them to remain with their families and communities and stay in school, while providing supervision to ensure that youth comply with the law. The majority of 2,628 delinquency…

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Administrative Order 53 – Continuances to Litigants Without Internet Access

December 8, 2020

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St. Louis County Family Court and MERS Goodwill Receive $500,000 Federal Grant

November 9, 2020

St. Louis County Circuit Court 105 South Central Avenue Clayton, Missouri 63105   CLAYTON, MO – November 9, 2020 – The St. Louis County Family Court and MERS Goodwill, Inc. have received a $500,000 three-year federal grant to provide career training, professional development and employment opportunities for court-involved youth. Funding from the federal Office of Justice Programs will be used to provide career counseling, job readiness training, volunteer job opportunities, and help for youth in finding and keeping jobs. About 22 percent of the population of St. Louis County is under the age of 18. “By expanding access to employment…

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