The Transportation Unit consists of one Department of Youth Services (DYS)/Transportation Coordinator and one Court Service Officer. While being a component of Probation Services Department, the Transportation Unit provides services to the entire Court. The duties of the Unit include 1) summons delivery to youth and families providing them with official notification of their pending court dates, 2) transportation of detained youth to medical and counseling appointments, 3) transportation of youth to and/or from placement facilities within and out of state, 4) transportation of youth to and from the airport or bus station, 5) warrant execution for youth locally and/or certified from other counties/states and 6) coordination of paperwork for youth committed to DYS institutions.
The Transportation Unit also provides training to Court staff in the proper usage of mechanical restraints and protocol used when transporting youth to and from various locations. The Court wholeheartedly subscribes to the credo of providing safe and secure transportation with the safety and dignity of the youth being paramount, coupled with the safety and concern for the community and transportation staff.