Juvenile Intake is responsible for receiving and screening all police department referrals regarding law violations, school truancy referrals and Department of Human Services referrals concerning abuse/neglect, to determine if diversion vs. petitioning to court is appropriate. Juvenile Intake workers review the referrals and make sure that the allegations meet the criteria by statute. If the juvenile/child is taken into custody because of a law violation or a safety issue, an interview is conducted to determine if placement is necessary under a temporary custody order or if the child should be returned home. All of Juvenile Intake actions are guided by statute.
After Hours services include custody issues and inquiries regarding juveniles.
This includes custody placement presentations to the court, and ascertaining how the courts would like to proceed with placements.
The Restitution Program provides youth an avenue to compensate their victims and the community through dollars earned at work sites and/or community service work. This program provides accountability for offenders in terms of taking responsibility for actions, and taking action to repair the harm caused to the victim and community.
Juvenile Intake staff determine direction for all referrals coming to their office.