Q: Can I file any pleadings by mail?
A: Yes, you may file any pleading for this division by mail.
Q: My child has been misbehaving /running away/not attending school, what can I do?
A: If your child is experiencing behavioral problems, you should contact the youth officer of your local police station to discuss a Minor Requiring Authoritative Intervention (MRAI) petition. If the minor is not attending school, you should contact the school for further direction.
Q: Are bonds issued in all juvenile cases?
A: No, however, bonds are issued on minors who are charged as adults in criminal court. Minors under the age of 17 are held at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center at 1100 South Hamilton, Chicago, IL 60612. To bond out a minor, a parent or guardian must bring cash or cashier's check to the Clerk's Office in the Juvenile Court Center for processing. Only cash will be accepted after regular business hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Once the bond is paid, minors must sign themselves out on the bond form prior to being released.
Q: I have a warrant issued for me, where do I turn myself in?
A: If a warrant has been issued, it is suggested that you go to the Youth Division of the Chicago Police Department located on the Concourse Level of the Cook County Juvenile Center, 1100 South Hamilton, Chicago, IL 60612.
Q: My child has been arrested, where is he/she being held?
A: Any minor that has been arrested and waiting to appear in court will be held at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Facility located in the Cook County Juvenile Center - 1100 South Hamilton, Chicago, IL 60612 - (312) 433-7102.
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