LJuCR 11.5. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (a) Financial Obligation. Pursuant to the intent and standards set forth in RCW 13.16.085 and RCW 13.40.145, in any juvenile court proceeding regarding the detention, disposition or modification regarding a juvenile offender, or in any at risk youth, CHINS, truancy or dependency proceeding, the court may order the parent or parents, guardian, or other person legally obligated to support the juvenile, to pay a reasonable sum for the cost of detention and/or legal services provided by publicly funded counsel. (b) Assessment of Costs. The assessment for the cost of detention and publicly funded counsel should not exceed actual costs to the county. The costs shall be assessed and ordered paid in a reasonable time unless a sworn financial statement is presented to the court at said proceeding justifying reduction or elimination of any such assessment, or there are other circumstances recognized by the court for reducing or not imposing the assessment. (c) Notice. It shall be the duty of the Juvenile Court Services and/or the prosecuting attorney, to notify the parent or parents, guardian, or other person legally obligated to support the juvenile of this rule prior to said proceeding and to provide all necessary documents in order for such person to adequately prepare for said proceeding. Notice shall be provided to the parties five days in advance of any proceeding to assess costs. (d) Time. Proceedings to assess costs shall not be held prior to sentencing or contempt hearing. (e) Payments Forwarded. Juvenile Court Services, the public defense department, or the county clerk's office shall receive payments in a manner appropriate to local and state auditing regulations and shall forward such payments to the county treasurer. (f) Sanctions. A show cause hearing with timely notice by Juvenile Court Services or the prosecuting attorney to the delinquent person or agency may be held to inquire into the delinquency of the assessment and the sanctions available under RCW 13.16.085 and RCW 13.40.145.
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