Booking Information

If your child is suspected of a criminal act and law enforcement is going to take action, your child could receive a citation and be released to your custody or they could be booked into the Youth Detention Facility. 

Booking: Admission Process

During the admission process, the youth is entitled to two (2) phone calls: one to a parent or legal guardian and one to an attorney. If the youth comes into the Youth Detention Facility before 8 a.m. or after 5 p.m., an attorney may not be available. They may also call an employer​.

  • Law enforcement will take the youth into the Pre-Booking area where they will complete their paperwork and the youth will receive a medical screening. 
  •  The youth will then enter the institution and probation staff will conduct a pat down search.
  • If there is reasonable suspicion the youth has contraband, drugs or a weapon they may be subject to a strip search. 
  • Personal items will be removed and placed in a property bag for inventory and storage .
  • The youth will be fingerprinted and photographed.
  • An Intake Officer will use a detention risk assessment tool to determine if the youth can be released to a parent or should be detained at the Youth Detention Facility.

Booking: Non-detention vs. Detention

  • Probation has four options for releasing a minor to a parent's custody:
  • Released to a parent on Home Supervision, pending their scheduled detention hearing.
  • Released to a parent on Electronic Monitoring, pending their scheduled detention hearing.
  • Straight release to a parent with no restrictions, pending an arraignment hearing.
  • Straight release to a parent, pending a citation hearing.

If your child will remain detained, the following will occur:

  • The youth will be provided food, a shower and issued new Youth Detention Facility clothing and identification wristbands. 
  • The youth will be seen by a classification officer to determine security classification and housing location.

The law requires that charges be filed, usually within 48 business hours fro m the time the minor was taken into custody and detained.

If the District Attorney files charges, there will be a detention hearing within the next court date from when the charges were filed. 

The youth and their parent or legal guardian will be given the date and time of the Detention Hearing.  At the detention hearing, the youth will go before a judge who will decide if they are going to stay in the Youth Detention Facility until the next hearing, which is usually 5 days (holidays and weekends excluded) from the detention hearing.

​Release from Custody

For information about juvenile releases from custody, please click here.