URJP08

Advisory Committee Notes

The limitation on interviews is intended to extend to interviews regarding the charges for which the minor is being detained and any other charges under investigation.

This rule evolved from former rule 10 at a time when the court was responsible for admission to detention. That responsibility now belongs to the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, which has established admission guidelines. Utah Administrative Rules R547-13-1 et seq. This rule and former rule 10 balance the important rights of the minor with those of the public. Because these provisions have historically been found in the juvenile court rules, they have not yet been incorporated into any other rule or statute. Until the Legislature or the Division of Juvenile Justice Services acts to restate these provisions, it is necessary that they be stated here.