State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_7B > GS_7B-1700

Article 17.

Screening of Delinquencyand Undisciplined Complaints.

§ 7B‑1700.  Intakeservices.

The chief court counselor,under the direction of the Department, shall establish intake services in eachjudicial district of the State for all delinquency and undisciplined cases.

The purpose of intake servicesshall be to determine from available evidence whether there are reasonablegrounds to believe the facts alleged are true, to determine whether the factsalleged constitute a delinquent or undisciplined offense within thejurisdiction of the court, to determine whether the facts alleged aresufficiently serious to warrant court action, and to obtain assistance fromcommunity resources when court referral is not necessary. The juvenile courtcounselor shall not engage in field investigations to substantiate complaintsor to produce supplementary evidence but may refer complainants to lawenforcement agencies for those purposes. (1979, c. 815, s. 1; 1998‑202, s. 6; 2000‑137,s. 3; 2001‑490, s. 2.3.)