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Book and Release

Process when a youth is arrested and taken to Placer County JDF:

  • Crime is reported to law enforcement
  • Law enforcement will conduct an investigation
  • Youth is physically detained and searched
  • Youth is detained at the Placer County Juvenile Detention Facility
  • Youth can be released to a parent/guardian on a Promise to Appear for a future court hearing or
  • May be detained in custody pending a Detention Hearing.

Detention Requirements at Booking:

  • The Intake Office will make a decision to detain or release based on the following:
    • Youth is beyond the parents’ control
    • Youth does not have the necessities of life or the home is unfit
    • Youth is likely to flee the Courts jurisdiction
    • Youth has violated an order of the Court. For the protection of the youth or person and/or property of another
    • Youth has a warrant

Considerations by Probation at Booking:

  • Seriousness of the crime
  • Past criminal arrest record
  • Active Juvenile Probation
  • Wants/Warrants from other states or counties

Parents Responsibilities at Release:

  • Parents/legal guardians must have government issued photo identification to pick up a youth when released
  • If the youth is released with a Promise to Appear, parents/legal guardians will be notified of the court date and time

Juvenile Detention Facility Booking Process:

  • All Youth are:
    • Medically screened
    • Searched for contraband
    • Given an opportunity to call a parent/guardian, employer, and attorney
    • Fingerprinted
    • Issued clothing, bedding and hygiene products

Juvenile Detention Facility Security:

The Juvenile Detention Facility provides a safe and secure detention for Youth.

  • Juveniles in custody are:
    • Pending court
    • Serving a commitment
    • Awaiting placement
    • Are a danger to themselves, their family, or the community