When a Law Enforcement Officer arrests youth under the age of 17, they will be taken to the Detention office at the Family Court Building, 1 Niagara Plaza during business hours for intake processing. If apprehended after business hours the youth will be brought to the Secure Facility for assessment and processing.
- Youth will be assessed to determine if appropriate for release with an Appearance Ticket, Southwest Keys Community Monitoring and appropriate community based services.
- The youth may be detained in the secure facility to be transported to Family Court the following business day to appear in Family Court regarding his/her charges.
- Parents/Guardians are contacted when an arrest occurs.
- Youth arrested after hours, if not eligible for release, will be detained at the secure facility and transported to the Family Court Building for proceedings the following business day.