Policy 408 January 22, 2003
[The content of this policy was updated and transferred to N.D.R.Juv.P. 3, subdivision (c)]
Under Administrative Rule 35, the Supreme Court has the authority to issue
administrative policies relating to the juvenile court which are to be followed by all
courts in the state. The authority to keep records confidential and to release information
is found in N.D.C.C. §27-20-51.
This policy applies to all juvenile courts employees.
III. Statement of Policy
Juvenile court officers shall not act as the petitioner where the child is alleged to be
delinquent, unruly, deprived, or where termination of parental rights are involved. A
juvenile court officer may serve as the petitioner when the court officer initiated the
action, such as a petition to revoke probation.
Approved by Supreme Court 01/22/03, amended effective________.