Intake and Diversion Services
The Intake and Diversion Services Unit (IDSU) is responsible for the initial screening of youth and the supervision of non-adjudicated youth. In most cases, the Intake Unit is the first contact that a juvenile has with the Juvenile Justice System after the police department.
Primary responsibilities of the unit include:
- Conducting Preliminary Inquiries on New Referrals
- Screening Detention Admission Requests
- Supervising Youth on Diversion
After receipt of each referral, the assigned intake officer arranges an appointment with the youth and his or her parent/legal guardian to conduct a mandatory pre-adjudication interview. Based on this interview and other pertinent information, the officer makes a recommendation to the District Attorney for appropriate action.
Intake Officers are available 24 hours a day to receive and screen calls from various law enforcement agencies within Oklahoma County requesting admission of a juvenile to the detention facility. During the detention screening process, the intake officer reviews and evaluates the youth's age, current offense, past history, potential threat to the community, and likelihood that he or she would be available to the court, when so ordered. Based on this criteria, a decision is made to detain the youth or make him or her releasable to a parent or legal guardian.
As an alternative to filing a charge against the juvenile, the intake officer may in certain cases, design and monitor a diversion program when agreed upon by the youth, the parent or legal guardian, and the District Attorney. This process is provided to provide consequences for the commission of the offense and correct the behavior with minimal legal intervention.
Contact Your Intake Officer:
Alan Blount - (405) 713-6419
Vicki Cargill – (405) 713-6427
Erica Carter – (405) 713-6917
Hajr Hamin – (405) 713-6941
Brittany Hankins - (405) 713-6436
Carlotta Meeker – (405) 713-6417
Crystal Ramirez – (405) 713-6936
Brooke Smith – (405) 713-6466
Taneisha Thurman – (405) 713-6934