TO: Joint Procedure Committee
FROM: Mike Hagburg
DATE: September 11, 2014
RE: Rule 2, N.D.R.Juv.P., Hearing Time
The Juvenile Policy Board proposes that Rule 2(a) be amended to require the court to make findings on alternatives to detention; to require an additional detention hearing if a case is not disposed of within 60 days and the child remains in detention; and to clarify that petition hearings are optional in continued foster care matters under N.D.C.C. § 27-20-30.1.
A copy of the proposed amendments and a copy of S.B. 2192, the continued foster care bill, are attached.