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StateLocal Jurisdiction? PracitceContact for more information
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CAContra Costa CountyWorking with the school to provide educational packets for youth. Youth will be granted free phone calls.dnong@childrensdefense.orgX
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CAKings CountyWe will continue to make every attempt to engage parents with remote visiting and additional phone calls when helpful. Schools closed until 4/14; working on a plan for education.
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CAMadera CountyNo outside volunteers; contracted or facility personnel will provide programming; visits are parents only, one at a time.
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CAMerced CountyDuring the duration of cancelled visitation, youths will be granted phone calls free of charge to their parent/guardian/person standing in loco parentis.X
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CANapa CountyTeachers meeting this week to organize lessons and alternatives to in-class learning.
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CANevada CountyOffering incoming phone calls during regular visitation hours and loading free outgoing calls for all youth.X
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CASan Joaquin CountyWe will be notifying all parents that they will be able to have Skype and/or Face Time visits with their youth, in addition to free telephone callsX
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CAStanislaus CountyAs an alternative, we will be looking at other technological alternatives for youth and family members, such as Skype (or a similar application) or a simple free-ofcharge phone call, in an attempt to meet everyone’s needs."Looking at"
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CAVentura CountyExtensive mitigation and future planning indicated by county.
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FLMiami-Dade Police Deptinstructed officers to issue promises to appear and civil citations for virtually all misdemeanor crimes. Jail bookings have decreased, and the jail population was down to 3,753 on Wednesday, from average of nearly 4,000 people before the pandemic.
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GAPurchased ipads so kids can talk to families extended amount of free phone timeX
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GADeKaulb CoJOs doing tele-check ins with kids
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MIBerrien CountyWe are exploring the use of pre-arrest diversion. Gonzalez, Elvin; egonzale@berriencounty.org
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MIWe have spoken with several juvenile courts who have safely reduced the number of confined youths this week, and moved to a remote reporting system for youth on probation. We congratulate them on their efforts.Jason Smith and Mary King
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MIExecutive Order for Juvenile detention centers to implement the following measures through April 26th: Eliminate any form of juvenile detention or residential facility placement for juveniles unless a determination is made that a juvenile is a substantial and immediate safety risk to others. Facilitate access to family, education, and legal counsel through electronic means at no cost. For juveniles on court-ordered probation, the use of out-of-home confinement for technical violations of probation and any requirements for in-person meetings with probation officers are temporarily suspended.
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NDNorth Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum recommended detention centers throughout the state restrict access last week amid a series of other executive orders to close or limit other community services.

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NDGrand Forks CountyThe Grand Forks County Juvenile Detention Center has restricted visitor access and will only take felony cases on a case-by-case basis in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.All visitation has been canceled, including family, volunteers and program administrators. In the interim, phone visitation has been expanded.
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NHJacksonOur State currently has a no appearance in court standard for all defendants through April 6th and no court dates sooner than 35 days. This includes juveniles however there is a provision for immediate child welfare A&N cases (NH)Perley, Christopher; chiefperley@jackson-nh.org
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NJNJ Office of the Attorney General issued guidance about reducing unnecessary arrests - not specific to kidsLarson, Krista; klarson@vera.org
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NYCayuga CountyI'm a PO in NYS. My county (upstate) is drastically changing how things are being done. All non-emergency court proceedings are being postponed until May at the earliest. So no one here will be placed unless it's an emergency situation, and our county really tries to avoid detention in the first place. Alexander, Elizaneth; ealexander@cayugacounty.us
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NYCayuga CountyWe're still doing new intakes, but are just doing as much as possible over the phone and via video-conferencing. Alexander, Elizaneth; ealexander@cayugacounty.us
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OHCuyahoga CountyThe Juvenile Court has stopped new admissions for misdemeanors, and The detention center will only accept juveniles with new charges for offenses that are a first-degree felony— like murder, rape and aggravated robbery — second-degree felonies — like felonious assaults or burglary — gross sexual imposition where the victim lives in the same home, or fifth-degree felony domestic violence charges.
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PRIn Puerto Rico our Governor prohibited visits to facilities for the next 14 daysRios, Natalia; nrios@odsec.pr.gov
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TXHarris CountyThe Harris County Juvenile detention center is no longer accepting new prisoners. The fifth-floor detention center, where the inmate was housed, is on lockdown, and about 15 teen offenders are quarantined.
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UTThe court here is also working to convert non-essential hearings to paper review hearings or rescheduling them.Monyoya, Heather; heatherdm@utcourts.gov
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Interstate Commission for Juveniles has amended Emergency Guidelines to clarify that state ICJ offices may follow state-imposed restrictions. Timelines (for returning runaways, transferring supervision, and issuing travel permits) may be extended with agreement of both states.Underwood, MaryLee; mlunderwood@juvenilecompact.org
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