Juvenile Intake & Assessment
The Juvenile Intake area is a central point of receiving youth from Police Officers and assessing the youth to determine their level of risk to themselves or the community. Intake probation officers are also completing Preliminary Investigations at the time of intake whenever feasible, thereby reducing the length of time a case is pending disposition.
A Probation Officer is on duty in the Intake Center at the Juvenile Services Center 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. A Probation Officer is on-call from 2:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. every day which is a time when calls tend to be minimal.
Preliminary Investigation Reports
The preliminary investigation (PI) is completed on most juveniles that are apprehended by law enforcement. The PI is typically completed prior to any formal charges being filed by the prosecuting attorney and recommendations are made to the prosecuting attorney as to how the case should be processed. The probation officer also makes custody and disposition recommendations to the court.