Juvenile Financial Information

Parents and guardians of a minor processed through the juvenile court system may be found financially responsible for Juvenile Hall costs, court-appointed counsel's fee, home electronic monitoring costs and medical or other expenses as determined by sections of the Welfare Institutions Codes.

The process requires a financial evaluation by a Probation Dept. revenue recovery officer. Parents may request a financial hearing if they disagree with recommendations submitted by the officer to the juvenile court judge.

Parents may also be found responsible for child support should their child be placed out of home by the juvenile court at Humboldt County expense. For information regarding child support interested parties should contact the District Attorney Family Support Unit, which determines child support obligations.