RULE 4. INTERESTED PERSONS
Persons who may participate in a juvenile matter include:
(1) the parties as defined in Rule 3(b);
(2) the child's guardian ad litem;
(3) the victim to the extent required by N.D. Const. Art. I, § 25 in a delinquency case, if requested by the victim;
(4) in the case of an Indian child, the child's Indian custodian and Indian tribe through the tribal representative;
(5) in the case of a foster child, the child's foster parents, pre-adoptive parents and relatives providing care for the child;
(6) any other person who is named by the court to be important to a resolution that is in the best interests of the child.
Rule 4 was adopted effective March 1, 2010. Amended effective May 1, 2017.
In these rules, the term "guardian ad litem" includes lay and attorney guardians ad litem.
Paragraph (3) was added, effective May 1, 2017, to allow a victim, on request, to take part in a delinquency case. "Victim" is defined in N.D. Const. Art. I, § 25(4).
SOURCES: Juvenile Policy Board Minutes of February 20, 2009; December 5, 2008; August 8, 2008; May 9, 2008; February 29, 2008; September 21, 2007; April 20, 2007. Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of January 26-27, 2017, pages 14-15; May 21-22, 2009.
CONSIDERED: N.D. Const. Art. I, § 25; N.D.C.C. ch. 12.1-35.
CROSS REFERENCE: N.D.R.Juv.P. 3 (Contents of Petition).