What is the authority for taking pictures of juveniles in detention?

RCW 43.43.735(1)(a) gives the juvenile court administrator the authority to have a juvenile's photograph taken when he or she is brought to detention.

The statute specifically states: "(a) When such juveniles are brought directly to a juvenile detention facility, the juvenile court administrator is also authorized, but not required, to cause the photographing, fingerprinting, and record transmittal to the appropriate law enforcement agency . . ."

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