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Rule 32

Rule 32. Initiation of ungovernability and runaway cases.

(a) Proceedings involving a minor alleged to be beyondcontrol of the minor's parent, guardian or custodian or school authorities, oralleged to be a runaway, shall be initiated by petition.

(b) A petition shall be accepted by the clerk only if it isfiled by the Division of Child and Family Services or a contract agency of theDivision.

(c) The petition must allege the earnest and persistentefforts by the agency, the minor's out of control behavior, the behavior orother condition that endangers the minor's welfare or the welfare of others,and the actions taken which have failed to correct the behavior. In thealternative, the allegations may be made by affidavit accompanying thepetition.