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The Intake Department processes all delinquent, child in need of supervision and dependent cases brought to the Strickland Youth Center. We also handle involuntary Commitments for individuals under the age of 19.
Once an agency or person files a complaint under oath with an Intake Officer, a preliminary inquiry is done of  the information supplied.  If it appears from the preliminary inquiry that the child is within the jurisdiction of the court, the Intake Officer shall either: (1) Utilize the informal adjustment process provided by Rule 15( handle the case without court action); or (2) file a petition if judicial action appears necessary ( send the case to court).

Cases that go before the court shall be initiated by the filing of a petition by the Intake Officer after receiving a verified complaint.  All cases going to court require an attorney to represent the child and the payment of court costs.

Intake options:  
• No further action
• Refer to Probation Officer
• Refer to another agency
• Refer to a specific program – CAPP, PACT, LIFE, FBC
• 90 Day Good Behavior
• Informal Adjustment
• Set for Preliminary Hearing
• Set for Shelter Care
• Release or Detain

Detention is based on
1. threat to others
2. Threat to self
3. History of FTA
4. Parent refuses to pick child up

 

 

 VISION STATEMENT 

THE JUVENILE COURT OF MOBILE COUNTY IS COMMITTED TO PROVIDING JUSTICE, PROTECTION, AND INSPIRATION THROUGH GUIDANCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, EDUCATION, AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS THEREBY EMPOWERING OUR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO REALIZE THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL.