Jefferson County, Alabama

Training and Volunteer Service



Juvenile Probation Officers are required by the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts to receive a minimum of twelve hours of job related training each year in order to be certified. This unit develops, plans, and coordinates training programs so the Juvenile PO's have the opportunity to comply with this state mandate, as well as to continue development of their knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Interns, Work Study and Volunteer Opportunities

Interns are required to complete a set number of hours in their field of study.  Students from many colleges and universities apply for an unpaid internship opportunity with the court to learn about the juvenile justice field.  The internship experience can help in determining their future career.  Interns apply for positions to support the staff at Family Court.  Common fields of study include Criminal Justice, Social Work, Social Sciences and the Law.

Volunteers are one of the most important assets of Family Court. The Volunteer Services component of this unit recruits, screens, trains, and assigns volunteers to support the paid staff at Family Court. Volunteers not only provide a valuable service to the Court, but to the community as well.

Work Study Students learn valuable job skills they can use in future careers while at the same time assisting Family Court.

Interns, Volunteers & Work Study students are important and aid Family Court in fulfilling its mission to the community.  We look forward to speaking with anyone interested in these opportunities.  Anyone interested must complete an interview and clear a background check.

For more information about Training or Intern, Work Study & Volunteer Services please contact Family Court at 205-325-5619.


Family Court of Jefferson County

120 2nd Ct. North, Birmingham AL 35204

Maps & Directions:
Birmingham Courthouse
Bessemer Courthouse

Phone Numbers:
Birmingham (205) 325-5491
Bessemer (205) 744-3500