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§ 7B‑1702.  Evaluation.

Upon a finding of legalsufficiency, except in cases involving nondivertible offenses set out in G.S.7B‑1701, the juvenile court counselor shall determine whether a complaintshould be filed as a petition, the juvenile diverted pursuant to G.S. 7B‑1706,or the case resolved without further action. In making the decision, thecounselor shall consider criteria provided by the Department. The intakeprocess shall include the following steps if practicable:

(1)        Interviews with thecomplainant and the victim if someone other than the complainant;

(2)        Interviews with thejuvenile and the juvenile's parent, guardian, or custodian;

(3)        Interviews withpersons known to have relevant information about the juvenile or the juvenile'sfamily.

Interviews required by thissection shall be conducted in person unless it is necessary to conduct them bytelephone. (1979,c. 815, s. 1; 1981, c. 469, s. 5; 1998‑202, s. 6; 2000‑137, s. 3;2001‑490, s. 2.5.)