Because of your child's behavior, it is necessary for him/her to live temporarily at the Juvenile Detention Center. Every youth that is admitted to the Detention Center either has a Family Division probation officer or will be assigned one. If the youth remains in Detention more than 24 hours, then a preliminary hearing is held. At that time the youth is either released or court ordered to remain in detention pending other court interventions.
Youth specialists are responsible for providing care and safety for each resident; however, they do not make decisions regarding your child's stay in Detention. Probation officers are the primary source for obtaining information regarding charges and other pertinent information regarding your child's stay in Detention.
You will have questions about what is happening to your child while he/she is here. In the following pages we have tried to answer some of them for you. If you have further questions, the staff will try to answer them.