McMinn County, Tennessee

Juvenile Services



Ric Wilson, Director

9 East Madison Avenue
Courthouse Annex Building
Athens, TN  37303
(423)745-8782 Phone | (423)745-7872 Fax

The Department of Juvenile Services' mission is to provide preventive and rehabilitative services to juveniles and families in need. Our goal is to assist in preserving the family unit while providing guidance to the youth. Frequently Asked Questions



Juvenile Services Staff


Dustin Prichard Assistant Director
Wylie Richardson Juvenile Court Judge
Ann Landreth Office Manager
Paige Chamberlain Youth Services Officer
Melissa Hughes Youth Services Officer
Fanessa Fisher Youth Services Officer

Help for Youth and Families

  • Crisis Interventions
  • Access to individual and family counseling
  • Referral services to other agencies 
  • Preventative programs / services
  • Probation supervision
  • Juvenile Court Assistance

Help for Law Enforcement/Juvenile Court

  • Administering court orders
  • Probation supervision
  • Operation of McMinn County Juvenile Center
  • 24 Hour-on-call services
  • Pre-sentence investigations
  • Organizing and setting of court dockets

Help for Schools

  • School Board Delinquency Prevention Project
  • Referral/access to state agency services
  • Community service work after school hours
  • Supervision of juveniles on probation
  • Law Related Education classes
  • Preventative programs/presentations

Help for Community

  • Community services preventative programs
  • Community awareness presentations 
  • Restitution program for victims

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