Brazoria County Juvenile Justice Department

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Detention

 

When a juvenile is brought into detention, the Juvenile Supervision Officer will book the juvenile by doing the following things:

  • Obtain general information.
  • Inform the juvenile of the rules of the facility, and of their rights while they are there.
  • Search the juvenile to assure drugs or weapons do not enter the facility.
  • Shower the juvenile and get them dressed in a detention uniform.
  • Assign the juvenile a cell, where they will now begin to follow the daily schedule of the facility.
  • Contact the family to inform them that the juvenile has been detained.

    Once the juvenile is detained they must be released or go before a judge by the second working day. If a juvenile is picked up after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, it may be as late as Monday before they are released or taken before a judge. Parents may only visit their child during visitation, which is Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Only adults may be placed on the visitation list and generally only members of the immediate family.

    The juvenile will be assigned to an intake officer who will review the seriousness of the charge, the family situation and the juvenile's history to determine if they will be released or taken before a judge at a detention hearing.
    The purpose of a detention hearing is to determine if the juvenile should be detained for a period of time not to exceed ten (10) working days or released on orders by the court.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

 

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