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.