District of Columbia Code Division VI. Education, Libraries, and Cultural Institutions. § 38-1803.12. Consultation.
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(a) If an alleged delinquent child is brought before the court, delivered to a secure residential facility or nonsecure residential facility or foster care facility designated by the court, or otherwise taken into custody, the juvenile court intake officer shall immediately administer a detention assessment and determine if such child should be detained, taking into account subsection (b) of this Code section. Such child shall be released unless it appears that his or her detention is warranted.
(b)(1) As used in this subsection, the term “serious delinquent act” means to commit, attempt to commit, conspiracy to commit, or solicitation of another to commit a delinquent act which if committed by an adult would constitute:
(A) Aggravated assault;
(B) Aggravated battery;
(C) Aggravated child molestation;
(D) Aggravated cruelty to animals;
(E) Aggravated sexual battery;
(F) Aggravated sodomy;
(G) Armed robbery involving a firearm;
(H) Arson in the first degree;
(I) Burglary in the first degree;
(J) Child molestation;
(L) Hijacking a motor vehicle in the first degree;
(M) Home invasion in the first or second degree;
(N) Involuntary manslaughter;
(S) Sexual exploitation of children;
(T) Smash and grab burglary;
(V) Vehicular homicide; or
(W) Voluntary manslaughter.
(2) When a child who is 13 years of age or younger is taken into custody as provided in subsection (a) of this Code section for any delinquent act other than a serious delinquent act, there shall be a presumption that such child should not be detained.
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