Local Juvenile Court Rule 1.10 ISSUANCE AND SERVICE (A) Generally. 1. Juvenile offenders and their parent(s), guardian(s), or custodian(s) may be served by mail, postage prepaid. The Clerk of the Court shall be responsible for the mailing of the necessary documents and for the filing of an Affidavit of Mailing. The respective Prosecuting Attorney's office shall be responsible for the preparation of such documents. a. Exceptions. The above procedure shall apply to all offender matters except diversion terminations and community supervision violations. In those matters, juvenile court/diversion unit staff shall be responsible for the preparation of the appropriate documents, including the Notice/Summons. 2. Parties to juvenile dependency and Alternative Residential Placement matters may be served by certified mail, return receipt requested. The Clerk of the Court shall be responsible for the filing of an Affidavit of Mailing and the returned receipt. The Attorney General's Office shall be responsible for preparing the appropriate documents for dependency matters. Juvenile Court staff shall assist in the preparation of Alternative Residential Placement pleadings. (B) Failure to Appear on Summons - Offender Matters. 1. If a person fails to appear in response to a Notice/Summons, or if service is not effected within a reasonable time, a warrant for arrest shall be issued. A reasonable time to effect service shall be defined as service within ten (10) days of the filing of the information. [Adopted effective April 1, 1988]
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