Local Juvenile Court Rule 7.12 DISPOSITIONAL HEARING - OFFENDER PROCEEDINGS (A) Time. If the respondent pleads guilty or is found guilty of the allegations in the information, the court shall enter its findings upon the record and proceed immediately to the disposition unless: 1. The court believes additional information is necessary, or 2. The court believes additional time is needed to determine an appropriate custody or living situation, or 3. Commitment is to be considered and additional time is necessary to seek alternatives, or 4. The court deems a continuance is otherwise necessary. (B) Sources. Predispositional reports may be ordered by the court from one or more of the following sources: 1. The Benton-Franklin County Juvenile court staff; 2. The Prosecuting Attorney; 3. The defense counsel; and 4. Any other source that can provide relevant and material information on the issue off an appropriate disposition. (C) Form. All predispositional reports will address the various factors required by RCW 13.40.150. All predispositional reports should present alternatives to commitment in those cases, which it may appear that public security can be accomplished, and the offender's behavior altered by such an alternative. All reports shall be provided to the court and counsel no later than one (1) day prior to the dispositional hearing. (D) Community Diagnostic Evaluation. A diagnostic evaluation may be ordered by the court after a showing that such an evaluation is necessary and will aid the court in reaching an appropriate disposition. (E) Restitution. All predispositional reports shall indicate the loss or injury to the victim by description and dollar amount. It will be the duty of the predispositional report writer to ascertain the necessary information and make a recommendation to the court as to a juvenile's ability to make full or partial restitution. The court shall fix the amount of restitution at the dispositional hearing. (F) Court Costs, Attorney's Fees and Victim's Assessment. The predispositional report writer shall make a recommendation to the court as to a juvenile's ability to reimburse the county for any court costs, fees for court- appointed counsel and the victim assessment fee. (G) Manifest Injustice Findings. If the court imposes a sentence based upon a finding of manifest injustice, the court shall set forth those portions of the record material to the disposition. [Adopted effective April 1, 1988]
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