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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 052 : DELINQUENCY PROCEEDINGS

Subchapter 003 : CHILDREN IN CUSTODY

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 5254)
  • § 5254. Notice of emergency care order and temporary care hearing

    (a) Notice to custodial parent. An officer shall deliver a copy of the emergency care order or conditional custody order to the custodial parent, guardian, or custodian of the child. If delivery cannot be made in a timely manner, the officer shall otherwise notify or cause to be notified the custodial parent, guardian, or custodian of the order; the date, time, and place of the temporary care hearing; and the right to counsel. If the custodial parent, guardian, or custodian cannot be located, the officer shall so certify to the court in an affidavit describing the efforts made to locate the custodial parent, guardian, or custodian.

    (b) Notice to noncustodial parent. The Department shall make reasonable efforts to locate any noncustodial parent and provide the noncustodial parent with the emergency care or conditional custody order; notice of the date, hour, and place of the temporary care hearing; and of the right to counsel. If the noncustodial parent cannot be located, the Department shall provide to the court a summary of the efforts made to locate the noncustodial parent.

    (c) Notice to other parties. The court shall notify the following persons of the date and time of the temporary care hearing:

    (1) The State's Attorney.

    (2) The Department.

    (3) An attorney to represent the child.

    (4) A guardian ad litem for the child.

    (5) An attorney to represent each parent. The attorney may be Court-appointed in the event a parent is eligible, or may be an attorney who has entered an appearance on behalf of a parent. (Added 2007, No. 185 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2009.)