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Services Division
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Mission, Vision & TQM Statements

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Intake Section

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Casework/Probation
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Families in Need of Services (FINS)
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Intensive Supervision Program
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Special Programs and Services

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Specialized Supervision Program

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Detention Facility Division
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Intake Section

The Intake Section functions to screen, counsel and divert the less serious offenders from the court process.  In the cases of habitual or serious offenders, the offense reports are referred to the District Attorney for screening and formal court processing.

Intake is charged with processing delinquent charges and Families In Need of Services referrals.   Most juveniles are referred  by the City Police or the Sheriff's Department, Child Welfare & Attendance Department of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and parents (self referrals).

Intake officers conduct interviews with juveniles and their parents, decide if the matter is within the Court's jurisdiction, assess the seriousness of the offense, as well as the family's coping abilities, authorize detaining a child when necessary, and decide whether to (refer the matter to the District Attorney) file petition (legal document citing alleged unlawful behavior on behalf of the  juvenile.)

Petitions are filed when it is felt further Court action is necessary.  A case is officially made and the matter is transferred to the Casework Section where a Probation officer is assigned to offer intensive, follow-up services.

Arrested juveniles, who are referred and seen by Intake are ordinarily not detained, unless the number and/or seriousness of the offenses preclude this possibility.   Families are advised of their legal Miranda Rights and this advisement is continued in every stage of the juvenile court system.  Families are also referred to other community agencies that can more competently offer specialized services.

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