Category: URJP027A

Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Effective January 19, 2022

URJP027A. Admissibility of statements given by a child. Amended. Reflects statutory changes made by H.B. 178 Juvenile Interrogation Amendments (2021) and H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021).

URJP037. Child protective orders. Amended. Revised rule to comply with S.B. 32 Indigent Defense Act Amendments (2019). Clarifiethat child protective order proceedings are governed by Title 78B, Chapter 7, Part 1 General Provisions, and Part 2 Child Protective Orders. Changed the time frame for holding a hearing after granting an ex party child protective order to align with statutory changes in H.B. 255 Protective Order Revisions (2021).

URJP045. Dispositional Reports. Amended. Updated rule to reflect current terminology regarding dispositional reports in delinquency and abuse, neglect, and dependency cases and statutory changes contained in H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021). Clarified that a juvenile judge shall not shall not view or consider a dispositional report in delinquency cases prior to adjudication since the dispositional report is typically uploaded to juvenile court’s record management system prior to the disposition hearing. Updated the timeframe for providing a dispositional report in delinquency cases to allow attorneys sufficient time to review the report with their minor client.

URJP055. Transfer of minors who present a danger in detention. Repealed. Rule 55 is repealed because procedures governing minors in detention are contained in Title 80, Chapter 6, Juvenile Justice.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Effective May 1, 2020

URJP027A. Admission of statements given by minors. Amended.  Revised to delete paragraph (a)(2) due to concerns that the language may unconstitutionally shift the  burden to a juvenile to show that the juvenile did not knowingly and voluntarily waive his or her rights.  Clarifies that the state retains the burden of proving that the waiver was knowing and voluntary regardless of the child or minor’s age. Also deletes the Advisory Committee Note.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure

URJP 05. Definitions. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 08. Rights of minor while in detention. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 15. Preliminary inquiry; informal adjustment without petition. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 16. Transfer of delinquency case for preliminary inquiry. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes. Permits a receiving court to transfer a referral back to the original court if the minor fails to appear.
URJP 26. Rights of minors in delinquency proceedings. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 27. Fingerprinting, photographing, and regulating discovery; HIV testing. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 27A. Admissibility of statements given by minors. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 29A. Visual recording of statement or testimony of child victim or witness of sexual or physical abuse – Conditions of admissibility. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 31. Initiation of truancy proceedings. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 35. Pre-trial procedures. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 37A. Visual recording of statement or testimony of child in abuse, neglect and dependency proceedings – Conditions of admissibility. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 44. Findings and conclusions. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 45. Pre-disposition reports and social studies. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 46. Disposition hearing. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 47. Reviews and modification of orders. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 52. Appeals. Amend. Requires that appeals in abuse, neglect, dependency, termination and adoption cases must be filed within 15 days of the entry of the order appealed from.
URJP 54. Continuances. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
URJP 56. Expungement. Amend. Modifies terms “minor” and “child” to conform with statutes.
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