This article makes sense. I read in a previous blog that there is evidence suggesting that teens don't actually think "it won't happen to me", and may even overestimate thier liklihood of getting pregnant or experiencing some other life woe. The problem is, that despite believing it can happen, they are unlikely to effectively predict emotional consequence. Unlike adults who can establish what a future consequence will be like, teens rarely establish this and therefore don't have as much emotional drive to make better choices. Involving the emotional aspects of sex into frank discussions is certainly a step in helping develop this skill.
The process is similar to that of filing for a PINS petition. The teen is entitled to legal representation, and if he or she cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed by the court. An initial hearing is held to determine whether or not the teenager should be released to his or her parents' custody and allowed to go home. With minor or first-time offenses, that's usually what happens. But if the teen is felt to be a danger to the community or unlikely to return to court, he or she can be detained in a locked or unlocked facility until his or her day in court.