During the intake process, all juveniles are asked a series of questions regarding their past, present, and future plans. Some of the same questions are addressed with the custodial parent during the "intake call." The Court Clinic and JDC staff complete evaluations and routinely check on the juveniles. If at any time, there is abnormal behavior, concerns, and a screening or evaluation detects suicidal tendencies or ideologies, the juvenile may be placed on a suicide watch.
While on suicide watch, the juvenile is checked more frequently by staff. The Court Clinic will evaluate the juvenile while they remain on suicide watch status. The juvenile is also issued special clothing to better protect the juvenile while on watch.