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Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center

The Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center (JIAC) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The primary focus is to accept youth that police have in custody, conduct an intake assessment, assess community safety and arrange for an appropriate release to a parent, guardian, responsible adult or other community agency. If community safety is at risk and the youth commits a crime eligible for detention secure custody may be authorized.

Other important functions that occur at the Intake and Assessment Center are:

  1. Referrals to community resources - such as counseling, mediation or drug/alcohol assessment.
  2. Juvenile Counselors are available 24 hours to answer phone calls from both youth and parents and provide consultation/referrals to community agencies.
  3. Additional screenings such as substance abuse, suicidal, violence and self-injury can be conducted with additional professional resources being sought.
  4. JIAC also provides a central information system for police agencies. The law mandates that all youth who are taken into custody for a crime must be fingerprinted and photographed.  JIAC has state of the art equipment and provides this service for all Clackamas County police agencies.

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