RULE 3-2. JUVENILE MATTERS (Dependency) A. Juvenile dependency matters shall be presented in court by legal counsel from the office of the Attorney General, as arranged by the Department of Social and Health Services. Dependency matters shall be heard by the Court on Law and Motion day, succeeding juvenile offender matters, unless otherwise provided by the Court. Notice and Summons and Publication shall be as directed pursuant to RCW 13.34.070, 13.34.080. B. Shelter-care hearings shall occur within 72 hours for the youth taken into custody pursuant to RCW 13.34.050, RCW 26.44.050, and RCW 13.34.060 (as amended under HB 2122). Dependency petitions not subject to a shelter-care hearing shall be hearing with the 75-day time framed provided by statute. C. In accordance with RCW 10.101.020, a determination of indigency shall be made for all persons wishing the appointment of legal counsel involving dependency matters. The same indigency reporting format used in juvenile offender matters (Rule 3-1, E) shall be permitted in dependency matters. D. Social studies and predisposition reports are to be presented to the Court 3 days prior to disposition, or as otherwise directed by the Court.
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