What happens at the intake interview?
The intake interview consists of the juvenile, parents, Intake Probation Officer and the juvenile's attorney (if parents/juvenile desire to have one present at the interview) and is conducted at the Juvenile Probation Department. At the Intake interview, the alleged criminal charges will be reviewed. Your child will be asked if they are going to plead guilty or not guilty.

If pleading guilty, the Intake Officer will continue to gather important information concerning your child's homelife, school, employment and any possible counseling he/she is involved in. A YLS risk assessment will also be completed. This information will be used to present a dispositional recommendation to the Juvenile Court concerning your child.

If your child pleads not guilty, a Determination of Guilt Hearing will be scheduled in Juvenile Court before the Juvenile Court Judge. Your child will be represented by a lawyer who can assist in his/her defense. At the end of the hearing, the Judge will determine whether your child is not guilty of the alleged charges or if he/she is to be adjudicated delinquent.

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1. How is my child referred to the juvenile probation office?
2. Can a juvenile be fingerprinted or photographed?
3. Why was my child detained?
4. How do I contact or visit my child if he/she is detained or placed into emergency shelter care?
5. What happens after my child is detained?
6. What happens if my child has been arrested and criminally charged by the police but was not detained?
7. What happens at the intake interview?
8. Will my son/daughter be represented by legal counsel in Juvenile Court?
9. What are the expectations of my child if they end up on probation?
10. What are the collateral consequences of my child being Adjudicated Delinquent?
11. How does the juvenile expungement process occur after he/she has successfully completed probation?