Why is my son/daughter detained at the Juvenile Facility and when is he/she going Court?
If your child is booked into Juvenile Hall, a Detention Risk Assessment will be completed to determine whether he/she will remain detained or be released pending further action. If it is determined that your child meets the criteria to be released, you will be contacted. If detained, a court date will be set within 48 to 72 hours (not including weekends or holidays). In this case, you will be notified of the hearing date.
What can I bring for my son/daughter who is detained?
Each minor is allowed to have one deck of cards, three appropriate paperback books or approved magazines, stamps, ten appropriate photographs and one bite. All of the books become property of the juvenile facility once the minor finishes reading the book.
The following items are prohibited:
Drugs and alcohol, weapons, food, perfume and jewelry, and any other items deemed inappropriate by staff.
Who is allowed to visit?
Minors shall have an opportunity to visit with parents, grandparents, and documented guardians a minimum of one hour two times per week. Every visitor is required to have a valid photo identification and pass a metal detector screening prior to being allowed in the visitation area.
Can I write to my son/daughter?
Each minor is given the opportunity to write and receive an unlimited amount of mail. Minors may send and receive mail through the U.S. Postal Service only. All mail will be screened by staff for contraband and gang material. Each minor will be provided with two stamps and envelopes per week.
What time does the facility open and close?
It is a 24 hour facility; however, reception is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays.
Can I leave money for my son/daughter?
No. We do not utilize a monetary system at our juvenile facilities. The use and possession of money by minors is prohibited. Your child will have a structured system where they can earn points to purchase snacks and other various items.
Can my son/daughter post bail?
Yes, any minor that is being charged or tried as an adult and has been given a bail amount may post bail. If there are any other questions you have concerning bail, please call the on duty Watch Commander.
When is visiting?
Visiting hours vary depending on you child’s Housing Unit. You will be notified by phone of your child’s Housing Unit assignment and visitation times.