Important functions that occur at the Intake and Assessment Center include:
- Referrals to community resources—such as counseling, mediation or drug/alcohol assessment.
- Juvenile Counselors are available 24 hours to answer phone calls from both youth and parents and provide consultation/referrals to community agencies.
- Additional screenings such as substance abuse, suicidal, violence and self-injury can be conducted with additional professional resources being sought.
- 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.