Nevada Juvenile Justice

Sec. § 62C.300
Summons: Persons to whom issued; contents; not required with voluntary appearance.


1.

After a petition has been filed and after such further investigation as the juvenile court may direct, the juvenile court shall direct the clerk of the court to issue a summons that:

(a)

Requires the person who has care and custody of the child to:

(1)

Appear personally; and

(2)

Bring the child before the juvenile court at the time and place stated in the summons;

(b)

Informs the person who has care and custody of the child of the child’s right to be represented by an attorney at the initial hearing, as provided in NRS 62D.030; and

(c)

Has a copy of the petition attached.

2.

If the person summoned pursuant to subsection 1 is not the parent or guardian of the child, the clerk of the court must notify the parent or guardian by a similar summons of:

(a)

The pendency of the case; and

(b)

The time and place for the proceeding involving the child.

3.

The juvenile court may direct the clerk of the court to issue a summons requiring the appearance of any other person whose presence at the proceeding is necessary, as determined by the juvenile court.

4.

The clerk of the court is not required to issue a summons if the person to be summoned voluntarily appears.

5.

If, based on the condition or surroundings of the child, the juvenile court determines that it is in the best interests of the child or the public to require the appropriate agency of the judicial district or the Division of Child and Family Services to assume care and custody of the child, the juvenile court may order, by endorsement upon the summons, that the person serving the summons deliver the child to a probation officer for placement with a suitable person or in an appropriate facility where the child must remain until further order of the juvenile court.
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