Judge Herauf called the meeting to order. He asked for any changes in the minutes from the
October 15, 2010, minutes. Justice Maring proposed a change to the language on page 3,
paragraph 3. Change noted.
A motion was made by Justice Maring to approve the October 15, 2010, minutes. The
motion was seconded by Karen Kringlie, motion carried.
New Proposed Legislation Please see handout provided for proposed changes of §27-20-34. Transfer to adult courts. Louie
Hentzen reported the handout is a proposal from the Grand Forks State’s Attorneys office and as
of this date, has not been submitted as a House Bill. The proposed bill is in regards to extending
juvenile jurisdiction in specific cases.
After considerable discussion with the Grand Forks State’s Attorneys Office and the Juvenile
Policy Board, it was decided this bill needs language changes mostly directed from the North
Dakota statute rather than the Minnesota statute. It was also suggested after a redraft to ask
Aaron Birst, Legal Counsel for the ND Association of Counties to request an interim study on the
Judge Herauf asked for a motion in support of the bill as proposed. The motion died for a
lack of a motion.
Name Correction Karen Kringlie reported when a child is removed from home in the middle of the night, law
enforcement may write down the child’s name and when entered on the court record may be
misspelled, hyphenated, etc. She asked what steps take place to correct the court record.
After discussion, a motion was made by Justice Maring for Karen Kringlie to draft a policy
on how to change a juvenile’s name on court records. The motion was seconded by Karen
Kringlie, motion carried.
Future Hearing Dates for Permanency Louie Hentzen reported that when a finding is made that a juvenile is deprived, a permanency
hearing needs to be set. This is standard procedure for all case management.
Karen Kringlie stated this is taking place sporadically, depending on the judge, or the practice in
Standards of Permanency Hearings occur within 12 months after the affidavit is given to the
State’s Attorney, who then requests a hearing.
Karen Kringlie suggested this could be implemented into Policy 409. Louie Hentzen also
suggested possibly implementing a new docket currency standard for juvenile cases.
After extensive discussion, a motion was made by Karen Kringlie to amend Administrative
Policy 409 to add that 6 months after the dispositional order in both deprived and
Termination of Parental Rights cases, a permanency hearing be held. The motion was
seconded by Justice Maring, motion carried.
Strategic Plan Sections 3,4 and 5 were discussed and changes noted. A motion was made by Karen Kringlie
to approve the revised Juvenile Policy Board Strategic Plan. The motion was seconded by
Judge Reich, motion carried.
A motion was made by Judge Reich to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by
Karen Kringle, motion carried.