After an adjudicatory hearing in Court, a court investigator is assigned to each case.
The Court Investigation Unit is comprised of investigators whose primary responsibility is to first meet with the juvenile and his/her family to gather family history information.
The investigator will subsequently gather information from:
the juvenile’s school district relating to attendance, discipline and grade history
the local police departments to determine any arrest history
any other pertinent info from additional resources relating to the juvenile
complete a Youth Level of Service (YLS) assessment to determine the juvenile’s risks and/or needs.
Once all of the information is collected, the investigator compiles a report for the Court, including a recommendation for disposition. After the disposition, the court investigator organizes the file, completes all necessary paperwork, and turns the file in for a supervision JPO assignment.