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Court Unit Services
Overview
The court unit deals with juveniles either when they first enter the system or are not already assigned to an officer.

Duties
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.

For More Information
Contact our staff for more information about our Court Unit Services.