PURPOSE OF DETENTION STATEMENT“Understanding the risks of secure detention, Hamilton County will use secure detention only in compliance with state law; to ensure court attendance, and when the benefits to the community and the youth’s safety outweigh the risks as determined by an objective assessment tool used consistently and equitably.”
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.