Chicago Police DepartmentSpecial Order S06-04-06
Juvenile Intervention and Support Center
Issue Date:22 September 2017Effective Date:25 September 2017
Rescinds:01 August 2016 Version
Index Category:Field Operations
I.Purpose
This directive:
  • A.continues the Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC) model for juvenile delinquency intervention and support.
  • B.continues the JISC as a prototype facility under the command of the Commander, Youth Investigations Division, Bureau of Detectives.
  • C.introduces the non-district facilities whose personnel will process their juvenile arrestees at the JISC.
  • D.delineates procedures when a juvenile is arrested for traffic related offenses in the JISC service area.
  • E.identifies the unit of initial approval for JISC arrests.
  • F.transfers final charge approval to the JISC watch coordinator for all juveniles processed at the JISC.
II.Policy
It is the policy of the Chicago Police Department to closely examine each juvenile arrest and, in all cases where probable cause exists that the involved minor has committed an offense, determine, on an individual basis, the disposition approach that provides the greatest opportunities for delinquency intervention. In establishing the JISC model, the Department seeks to enhance the effectiveness of its juvenile delinquency intervention and prevention efforts through the use of a multi-disciplinary approach and expanded interagency partnerships with other juvenile justice agencies, as well as key agencies within the social service, health care, and education systems.
III.General Information
  • A.The JISC service area includes Districts 001, 002, 003, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012 and 015.
  • B.Juvenile arrests within the JISC service area by personnel assigned to the following non-district facilities will be processed at the JISC:
    • 1.Bureau of Patrol and Bureau of Detective Area Centers.
    • 2.Homan Square Facility.
    • 3.Airport Law Enforcement Facilities (South).
    • 4.Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC).
  • C.The JISC is responsible for processing all juvenile arrests within the JISC service area except for incidents involving:
    • 1.the death or great bodily harm to any person;
    • 2.shots fired at or by the police;
    • 3.the possession or use of a firearm, whether or not the firearm was recovered;
    • 4.any sex offense;
    • 5.charges requiring the juvenile to be processed as an adult;
    • 6.Child Protection Warrants;
    • 7.traffic citations, traffic warrants and DUI investigations.
      • a.For traffic violation citations, traffic warrants, and DUI investigations, Department members will:
        • (1)transport the juvenile from the JISC service area to the district of arrest or the arresting officer's unit without unnecessary delay.
        • (2)ensure the traffic citations are sent to Traffic Court in accordance with procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Traffic Court Citing and Scheduling."
      • b.In the event the juvenile in custody is unable to post cash bond, and said warrant has been issued for a violation of the Illinois Vehicle Code or Chicago Municipal Ordinance, and is returnable to the Chicago Traffic Court, the Presiding Judge of the First Municipal District has authorized the release of the juvenile by the execution on an Individual Bond (I-Bond) in the amount of bail set on the warrant.
      • c.The I-Bond must be signed by the juvenile as principal and a parent or guardian must sign directly above the juvenile's signature as surety.
      • d.If the juvenile is in custody for a No Bond traffic warrant or a felony DUI investigation, the Department member will notify the appropriate area Violent Crimes Section, Bureau of Detectives, and follow the Youth Investigations Division current procedures.
  • D.The corresponding area Violent Crimes Section, Bureau of Detectives, based upon the district of arrest, will retain the responsibility to process any juvenile offenders arrested from an incident listed in an Item III-C 1 through 6.
  • E.In cases where a juvenile is to be processed at the JISC for charges in addition to traffic citations and/or traffic warrants, Department members will:
    • 1.complete all traffic-related incidents in the arresting officer's unit prior to the the juvenile being transported to the JISC to be processed on criminal charges.
    • 2.list the traffic court date, time, room number, citation number(s), and violation number(s) in the narrative portion of the Arrest Report.
    • 3.ensure all traffic citations are sent to the appropriate court room at Traffic Court.
    • 4.follow the procedures outlined in the Department directive entitled "Processing of Juveniles and Minors Under Department Control" and "Traffic Court Citing and Scheduling."
  • F.Adult arrestees will not be processed at a JISC facility. When adult offenders are arrested with one or more juvenile offenders in an incident that falls within the JISC scope, the arresting officers will ensure that:
    • 1.both adult and juvenile arrestees are transported to the arresting officer's unit facility, for initial processing; and
    • 2.the juvenile arrestees are then transported to the JISC for final processing.
  • G.All juveniles arrested for a criminal warrant within the JISC service area will be processed at the JISC.
  • H.Adults arrested for a juvenile warrant or for an offense committed while a juvenile will not be processed at the JISC.
  • I.For incidents requiring an immediate investigation by the arresting officer's unit [i.e Tactical Response Report (TRR) and vehicle pursuit investigations], Department members will:
    • 1.transport the juvenile first to the arresting officer's unit relative to the required investigation.
    • 2.transport the juvenile to the JISC for processing at the conclusion of the investigation or when the juvenile's presence is no longer necessary at the arresting officer's unit.
      NOTE:
      The district or unit station supervisor of the arresting unit will ensure that the juvenile is transported to the JISC in sufficient time to ensure compliance with the time in secure custody limitations established under the directive entitled "Processing of Juveniles and Minors Under Department Control."
  • J.When the district closest to the suburban location of a juvenile offender's arrest is within the JISC service area, arrest processing will occur at:
    • 1.the JISC, when the nature of the incident is not among those exceptions listed in Item III-C.
    • 2.the appropriate Area Bureau of Detectives, when the nature of the incident is among those listed in Item III-C.
  • K.Only JISC case responsibilities will be handled at the JISC facility. "Walk-in" requests for service will be referred to the closest district station, except for the following:
  • L.Any required follow-up investigation will continue to be the responsibility of the appropriate investigative unit as set forth in existing Department directives (e.g. Area Violent Crimes Section, Property Crimes Section, Special Investigations Unit, Arson Section or the Central Investigations Division.)
IV.Unit of Initial Approval
For juvenile arrests within the JISC service area and not among the exceptions listed in Item III-C of this directive, the initial approval of arrest probable cause will be responsibility of:
  • A.The on-duty JISC watch coordinator for juvenile arrestees transported directly to the JISC.
  • B.The district or arresting unit's watch operation lieutenant for juvenile arrestees transported to another Department facility for initial processing.
V.JISC Juvenile Arrest Incidents
  • A.Department members, regardless of their unit of assignment, who arrest or transport juvenile offender(s) from the JISC service area and the offense falls within the JISC scope, will:
    • 1.ensure any immediate medical needs of the involved arrestee are addressed, consistent with existing Department directives, prior to transporting the juvenile to the JISC.
      NOTE:
      Refer to the Department directives entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control", "Processing of Juveniles and Minors Under Department Control" and "Hospitalized Arrestees" for additional information.
    • 2.except when required otherwise under Items III-E, III-H, or V-A-1 of this directive, transport the juvenile arrestee(s) directly from the location of arrest within the JISC service area to the JISC.
    • 3.ensure that all required preliminary investigative activities, including case and supplementary reports, notifications, evidence-collection, inventory, and other required reports, are properly completed consistent with existing Department directives.
      NOTE:
      The notification requirement specifically includes a timely notification to the parent / guardian of the juvenile arrestee. Arresting officers will record the results of the parental notification in the narrative of the Arrest Report.
    • 4.once at the JISC, report to the on-duty JISC watch coordinator for review of the preliminary investigation supporting documentation and approval of the Arrest Report.
    • 5.retain custody and direct responsibility for each juvenile arrestee brought to the JISC until initial approval has been received, and custody of the juvenile has been properly transferred to the assigned JISC personnel.
    • 6. promptly return to service upon release by the on-duty JISC Watch Coordinator.
VI.JISC Watch Coordinator Responsibilities
  • A.The JISC Watch Coordinator will have the following responsibilities:
    • 1.provide the initial approval of charges for all juvenile arrestees brought directly to the JISC.
    • 2.review the initial approval of charges for any juvenile arrestees initially transported to another Department facility and subsequently received at the JISC.
    • 3.provide final charge approval for all juvenile arrestees processed at the JISC.
    • 4.ensure juvenile arrestees are processed and, when necessary, coordinate transport to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center or alternate, non-secure detention facility designated by the court in an expeditious manner.
    • 5.conduct roll calls and oversee all Department operations occurring at the JISC during the tour of duty.
    • 6.conduct hourly inspections of the JISC Secure Waiting Area and at least one periodic inspection of the remainder of the facility during each tour of duty.
    • 7.oversee the safety and security of the entire JISC facility and all persons at the center.
    • 8.review and approve, as appropriate, all inventories prepared at the JISC for juvenile cases processed at the center.
    • 9.prepare a daily log for the tour of duty that:
      • a.identifies any major or newsworthy incidents that occurred.
      • b.lists any unusual occurrences.
VII.District Responsibilities
The district or arresting unit's station supervisor within the JISC service area will ensure that field personnel arresting juvenile offenders are directed to the appropriate Department facility and juvenile processing occurs consistent with this directive.
  • A.For juvenile arrests within the JISC service area but not within the JISC scope as identified in Item III-C, the appropriate watch operations lieutenant will review the corresponding arrest report for initial probable cause and final charge approval consistent with existing directives.
  • B.For juvenile arrests within the JISC service area that fall within the JISC scope but require an immediate investigation (TRR and vehicle pursuit investigations), the arresting unit watch operations lieutenant will:
    • 1.ensure the procedures established in Item III-I of this directive are followed.
    • 2.review the Arrest report for initial probable cause approval.
    • 3.provide additional and relevant information gathered during the preliminary investigation to the JISC watch coordinator which would be beneficial to final charge approval.
    • 4.review requests to modify the charges placed against a juvenile arrestee prior to final charge approval.
    • 5.review requests consistent with the provisions of the directive entitled " Releasing Arrestee Without Charging and Waiving Fingerprint Results", and
      • a.authorize release without charging any juvenile when there is insufficient reason to further detain the juvenile.
      • b.waive the fingerprint results any any juvenile when necessary to effectively process the juvenile and the expedited release is otherwise authorized.
VIII.JISC Processing Detective Responsibilities
  • A.The JISC Processing Detective is responsible for conducting a thorough review of each assigned juvenile arrest case relative to the facts and circumstances of the current arrest and the juvenile's prior history of delinquency to determine the appropriate intervention approach.
  • B.The assigned detective will complete a Bureau of Detectives Screening Instrument and:
    • 1.if upon review of the case, determines that the charges should be modified or the juvenile should be released without charges, will immediately notify the JISC watch coordinator.
    • 2.when the facts of the case require referral of the case to Juvenile Court, follow existing procedures relative to detention screening and court referral.
    • 3.for formal or informal station-adjustment cases that indicate the need for case management and support, upon the final approval of charges, conduct a parent/guardian station-adjustment conference and determine the referral.
    • 4.process cases requiring detention through the Probation / Detention Screening System.
    • 5.immediately submit the completed arrest packet with all supporting documents for review and approval of the on-duty JISC watch coordinator.
IX.JISC Secure Waiting Area Procedures
Police officers and detention aides assigned to the JISC Secure Waiting Area will:
  • A.not accept any juvenile arrestee in need of emergency medical attention.
    NOTE:
    In meeting this duty, the "Screening Arrestee" provisions of the directive entitled "Detention Facilities General Procedures and Responsibilities" will be followed.
  • B.maintain continual care and custody of all juvenile arrestees within the JISC Secure Waiting Area.
    NOTE:
    While the JISC Secure Waiting Area is not a lockup, the provisions of the directive entitled "Detention Facilities General Procedures and Responsibilities" apply relative to the care and custody of juveniles within the Secure Waiting Area of the JISC.
  • C.perform those duties established for:
    • 1."lockup personnel" and "booking officers" in the Department directive entitled "Processing Persons Under Department Control" that relate to a corresponding function at the JISC.
    • 2.the district desk officer relative to the return of personal property to a juvenile arrestee that was inventoried at the JISC via the Personal Property Receipt Book or Inventory Procedures.
  • D.follow any additional procedures established within the JISC Standard Operating Procedures manual.
X.JISC Processing Overflow and Bypass Procedures
In mass arrest situations or other occurrences resulting in an influx of juvenile arrestees that have the potential to exceed the capacity of the JISC to safely operate and process juvenile offenders within a reasonable time, the on-duty JISC watch coordinator will immediately notify and consult with the JISC commanding officer.
  • A.The Commanding Officer, JISC will:
    • 1.evaluate the conditions and make a determination whether:
      • a.JISC personnel can handle the influx through the use of extended tours of duty or additional Bureau of Patrol and/or Bureau of Detectives resources as needed; or
      • b.the JISC needs to be placed on a bypass status, diverting any additional juvenile arrestees to the corresponding Bureau of Detectives Area or an alternate police facility.
    • 2.notify and advise the Commander, Youth Investigations Division.
  • B.The Commander, Youth Investigations Division, will advise the Deputy Chief, Bureau of Detectives, and as appropriate, request:
    • 1.additional Bureau of Patrol and/or Bureau of Detectives resources; and/or
    • 2.the JISC be placed on a bypass status.
  • C.The Deputy Chief, Bureau of Detectives, will:
    • 1.in consultation with the Chief, Bureau of Detectives, direct the assignment of any additional Bureau of Detectives resources needed at the JISC.
    • 2.in consultation with the appropriate Area Deputy Chief, Bureau of Patrol:
      • a.request and coordinate the assignment of additional Bureau of Patrol resources.
      • b.if necessary, place the JISC in a bypass status, and:
        • (1)designate the alternate juvenile arrest processing site(s).
        • (2)ensure immediate notifications are made to:
          • (a)all involved units via the Administrative Message Center (AMC) message;
          • (b)the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC);
          • (c)Crime Prevention Information Center (CPIC).
  • D.The appropriate Area Deputy Chief, Bureau of Patrol, will ensure adequate Bureau of Patrol resources are made available to the Deputy Chief, Bureau of Detectives, relative to the juvenile arrestee influx.
XI.
JISC DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
  • A.The Commander, Youth Investigations Division, is responsible for enhancing the effectiveness of the Department's partnerships with the juvenile justice, social service, and the community agencies participating in JISC operations and programs; and for coordinating the continued concept development and expansion of the JISC model.
  • B.As directed by the Commander, Youth Investigations Division, the JISC Commanding Officer is responsible for managing day-to-day police operations at the JISC. In meeting these duties, the JISC Commanding Officer will:
    • 1.ensure that all juvenile arrestees brought to the JISC are properly processed consistent with this and related directives.
    • 2.monitor and direct the activities of the Department personnel at the JISC to ensure compliance with the procedures established under this and related directives.
    • 3.ensure the proper scheduling and daily assignment of Department personnel assigned or detailed to the JISC.
    • 4.coordinate cooperation between the Department personnel at the JISC and the personnel and contractors of the various agencies participating in JISC operations.
    • 5.assist the Commander, Youth Investigations Division, in the development and maintenance of the JISC Standard Operating Procedures manual.
XII.Conflicts Resolution
If a procedure in this directive conflicts with the Department directives entitled "Processing of Juveniles and Minors Under Department Control" or "Processing Persons Under Department Control," this directive will take precedence.
(Items indicated by Italic/double underline were added or revised.)
Authenticated by: KC
Kevin B. Navarro
Acting Superintendent of Police
17-100 SDR