The court unit deals with juveniles either when they first enter the system or are not already assigned to an officer.
A court officer's duties include:
Doing court investigations
Handling detention hearings
Placing juveniles on deferred prosecution (a type of informal probation)
Supervising juveniles during the court process until the case is disposed
The supervising period is called the Temporary Pre-Court Monitoring stage, in most cases the officers use this time to have the juveniles assessed by different professionals to determine their needs. Once a child's needs have been determined, a plan of action is created to address those needs.