Title 5A Proceedings For At-Risk Youth
JuCR 5A.1: Invoking Jurisdiction of Juvenile Court
Juvenile court jurisdiction is invoked over an At-Risk Youth by filing a petition.
JuCR 5A.2: Scheduling of Fact-Finding Hearin
When a proper petition has been filed, pursuant to RCW 13.32A.192 the court shall schedule a fact-finding hearing. For a child who resides in a place other than his or her parent's home and other than an out-of-home placement as defined in RCW 13.32A.030, a hearing shall be held within 5 calendar days unless the last calendar day is a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, in which case the hearing shall be held on the preceding judicial day. For a child living at home or in an out-of-home placement, a hearing shall be held within 10 days.
JuCR 5A.3: Notice of Fact-Finding Hearing
The notice required by RCW 13.32A.192 shall be given in accordance with rule 11.2. The notice shall also include the following:
(1) Right to Lawyer. A statement advising the parent of their right to be represented by an attorney at their own expense;
(2) Consequences of Petition Approval. A statement advising the parties of the legal consequences should the court find the child to be an at-risk youth;
(3) Right to Present Evidence. A statement advising the parties that they will be allowed to present evidence at the hearing on the petition.
JuCR 5A.4: Procedure at Fact-Finding Hearing
The fact-finding hearing to consider a proper at-risk youth petition shall be held in accordance with RCW 13.32A.194.
JuCR 5A.5: Disposition Hearing
The hearing to consider a disposition plan shall be held within 14 days after the fact-finding hearing of an at-risk youth petition.
The notice of the disposition hearing required by RCW 13.32A.194 shall be given to the parties and may be given to the Department of Social and Health Services in accordance with rule 11.2.
The hearing to consider the disposition plan shall be held in accordance with RCW 13.32A.196.
JuCR 5A.6: Review Hearing
Upon making a disposition regarding an adjudicated at- risk youth, the court shall schedule the matter for review with 3 months. The notice of the review hearing required by RCW 13.32A.198(1) may be given to the parties at the disposition hearing, or they may be notified in accordance with rule 11.2. The Hearing shall be conducted in accordance with RCW 13.32A.198.