Intake

Intake

Nebraska state statute (43-250 & 43-260) authorizes probation to manage the juvenile intake function. Public safety and accountability are the primary goals of the juvenile intake process. This is accomplished through a standardized risk assessment tool that is administered when law enforcement contacts probation for the purpose of assessing an intake decision. The detention screening instrument examines the youth’s risk of reoffending before the next court hearing and the risk of failing to appear for the court hearing. Juvenile intake is designed to promote the most appropriate services which are the least intrusive and least restrictive to the juvenile and family, balancing what is in the best interest of the juvenile and safety of the community.

For additional information contact:

Michele Leuders
Juvenile Intake & Detention Alternative Specialist
521 South 14th St
Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 471-4816
michele.leuders@nebraska.gov