Juvenile Intake & Assessment
What JIA Does
In Riley and Clay Counties, Juvenile Intake and Assessment (or JIA) conducts assessments on juvenile offenders and/or children in need of care who are brought into custody by law enforcement.
JIA services may also be accessed on a voluntary basis by parents, legal guardians or juveniles. If you would like to schedule an intake and assessment or need additional information, please contact us. JIA services are provided twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
JIA assists law enforcement with youth taken into custody by gathering information, completing an assessment, and assists in determining appropriate placement when necessary. JIA services goal is to prevent further contact with law enforcement. Provided services include:
- Assists local law enforcement with out-of-home placements for youth
- Provides placement coordination
- Administers the current state-mandated assessment and other screening instruments when appropriate
- Provides crisis intervention services to juveniles and their families
- Makes referrals to appropriate services within the community
- Provides follow-up services on a post-intake basis
- Coordinates any Court appearances for those youth who are placed outside of their home, which includes providing transportation for police protective custody cases
Currently all juvenile services staff share the responsibilities of intake. The primary duties are to conduct an assessment on all juvenile offenders and children in need of care processed by law enforcement Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition, JIA has a rotation of on-call officers who respond to law enforcement requests for assistance for juveniles taken into custody Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends and holidays. Juvenile services staff also share the responsibilities of all juvenile intake matters that occur the previous night and extend into the following workday.