When a juvenile is detained, a hearing before a judge is required by law to determine if continued protective custody is needed pending arraignment. This hearing is held within 72 hours of incarceration.
What is an Arraignment Hearing?
The initial step in formal prosecution where the juvenile is brought before the court to hear the charges and to enter a plea.
Can the detained juvenile make phone calls?
Yes, upon admission each juvenile is allowed to contact his parents/guardians or attorney. While in the center juveniles are allowed to place calls to family, attorney's and Probation Officers as requested.
What is an Intake Hearing?
An initial interview to discuss with the family pending charges or issues.
What is a Final Dispositional Hearing?
A hearing held to determine the most appropriate form of custody or treatment for a juvenile who has been found to be a juvenile delinquent or a status offender.
Can the detained juvenile receive visitors?
Because strong family and community ties increase the likelihood that a juvenile will succeed after release, visits for detained juveniles are encouraged. It is important that juveniles receive visits from parents, clergy and other approved visitors on a regular basis while in Detention.
Being able to communicate with parents serves to promote feelings of self-worth and often alleviates stress related to being detained.