Category: -Rules of Juvenile Procedure

Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closes December 3, 2021

URJP027A. Admissibility of statements given by minors. 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. Revises rule to comply with S.B. 32 Indigent Defense Act Amendments (2019). Clarifies that child protective order proceedings are governed by Title 78B, Chapter 7, Part 1 General Provisions, and Part 2 Child Protective Orders. Changes 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. Pre–Disposition Reports and Social Studies. Amended. Updates 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). Clarifies 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. Updates 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 Repealed. Rule 55 will be repealed because procedures governing minors in detention are contained in Title 80, Chapter 6, Juvenile Justice.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closed October 7, 2021

URJP044. Findings and Conclusions. Amend. Clarifies which case proceedings the court shall enter findings of fact and conclusions of law as well as updates the outdated term “permanent deprivation” to “termination of parental rights.” Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021).

 

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closed August 12, 2021

URJP005. Definitions. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021) and updates the definition of “ungovernability” to align with H.B. 285.

URJP007. Warrants. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021). Modifies the language in subsection (b)(6) regarding runaway minors to align with H.B. 285, adds a statutory reference to the authority a probation officer has to take into custody a minor who violates a condition of probation, and clarifies that “custody” is “temporary custody.”

URJP011. Time limits on detention orders. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021) and adds language to address when diversion in lieu of detention agreements can terminate.

URJP030. Citations; applicable offenses and procedures; bail. Amend.  Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021). Clarifies a minor’s right to bail when the minor has been cited or is in a detention facility as well as that “court” refers to “juvenile court.”

URJP050. Presence at hearings. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021). Modifies the language in subsection (f) to conform with proposed changes the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure made to Civil Rule 24 involving tribal intervention and participation in Indian Child Welfare Act cases.

URJP060. Judicial bypass procedure to authorize minor to consent to an abortion. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021) and qualifies that the time frame in subsection (d) is business days.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closed July 31, 2021

URJP021. Warrant of arrest or summons in cases under Utah Code section 78A-6-703.3. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021) and changes terminology regarding detention and correctional facilities to align with statutory language.

URJP037. Child protective orders. Amend. Updates statutory references affected by H.B. 285 Juvenile Code Recodification (2021) and changes 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).

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closed June 21, 2021

URJP003. Style of pleadings and forms. Amend. Makes revisions to align the captions in protective order cases and cases transferred from District Court involving custody, child support, and parent time with Title 30, Chapters 3 and 4, Divorce and Separate Maintenance, respectively, Title 78B, Chapter 7, Child Protective Orders, and court forms.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closed April 25, 2021

URJP016. Transfer of delinquency case. Amended. Makes revisions to transferring delinquency cases between judicial districts to reflect statutory changes made by H.B. 285 Juvenile Recodification.

URJP016A. Transfer of a non-delinquency proceeding. New. A new rule establishing procedures for transferring non-delinquency cases between judicial districts in response to statutory changes contained in H.B. 285 Juvenile Recodification.

URJP017. The petition. Amended. Updates statutory references and makes revisions to the contents to be included in a petition for termination of parental rights to reflect statutory changes contained in H.B. 285 Juvenile Recodification.

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Rules of Juvenile Procedure – Comment Period Closed February 4, 2019

URJP009. Detention hearings; scheduling; hearing procedures.  Clarifies conditions under which a minor may be held in detention and deletes the Advisory Committee Note.

URJP027A. Admission of statements given by minors.  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. Also deletes the Advisory Committee Note.

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